Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable By: Patrick Lencioni
Non-fiction: Business, 224 pages
Physical Book Count: 1
Book Count: 2

I read this book because it was given to me in a meeting at church.  It is apparently the book that is going threw all the ministry groups for this year.  Also the author is friends with Matthew Kelly and does a similar thing of taking all the things that they used in the business world to help churches.  This book is much more just business, but it deals with problems that would be helpful for all sorts of organizations. And it deals with group dynamics and meetings, two things that are very important to church groups.

The 5 interrelated dysfunctions that it talks about are: lack of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoiding accountability and inattention to results.  The book tells a story of a business to show how all of these things work together to cause a group to fail.  It also induces more traditional non-fiction style writing at the end with charts and data covering the same info in a more condensed format.  

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