Library Classics

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Patrick Lencioni

Lencioni outlines five dysfunctions on a team: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. We can overcome these obstacles, and leaders in particular can play an important role by leading as an example for their team.


We believe that trust and psychological safety are essential for having a team that achieves great results. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team helps us to understand the dynamics of a team, and why trust really is the foundation for everything.

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