Book Review of "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni
Literature Review from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: A, East Carolina University, course: Education Leadership, language: English, abstract: "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable" by Patrick Lencioni is a realistic fictional story that focuses on a real-world scenario focused on the importance of team building skills. In the story, a relatively young, yet successful company recruited a new CEO. Recently the company was falling into decline, apparently by the dysfunctions of the executive team. The story followed the CEO in her efforts to unite the team in an attempt to encourage increased productivity and most importantly, an understanding of how a team should function. This review will examine the way one might apply the suggested techniques to a real-life situation. Lencioni describes a realistic group of people who are not working together as a successful team. With Katheryn, the team's newly hired leader, the group explores and confronts the issues that are preventing them from being a successful team. The tense, realistic scenarios create a very interesting and entertaining text for the reader. However, the situations present useful techniques and skills that a leader could apply to real-life situations. The situations focus around business situations set in corporate America. The narrative text allows readers to envision the techniques in action; this book could benefit a leader who wants to acquire a few useful leadership skills while reading a relatively entertaining story.