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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (379 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Lencioni Narrator: Joel Leffert Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The J-B Lencioni Series Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781440780844
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Patrick Lencioni is the New York Times bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In this follow-up to his groundbreaking work, Lencioni provides a field guide for implementing the principles of achieving corporate goals through this innovative program. The work also boasts helpful exercises and illustrative, real-world examples. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A clear and enthusiastic narrator, Joel Leffert is perfectly attuned to the elegant clarity in this lesson…his informed commitment to the ideas and skillful application of vocal intensity are so impressive that most listeners will enjoy the program.” 

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivo Stoykov | 1/14/2014

    " Great book! A must read for any kind of organizations desiring to achieve better results in their every day work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/29/2013

    " Much better than the last book on teams I read (The Team Approach) with several practical ideas to implement in the back. Still, a lot of this is common sense, picked up over the years through small group leadership training. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Yoak | 12/2/2013

    " This book ended up being more or less a repeat of the material in the Five Dysfunctions book, though told in a different style. I suspect either book would be good on its own without the other, though ultimately, I'd prefer the original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms CL | 10/3/2013

    " Good tips but a bit outdated already, anyone with management 101 skills and acumen should know this! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jac | 9/19/2013

    " Some of the team building advice was good, but most of it was common sense. In addition, the author made several statements about team building that I couldn't buy into. At least it was short... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Char | 9/2/2013

    " This field guide expands on the book "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by offering a detailed plan on how to repair a team. In addition, different leadership style profiles are explained along with conflict profiles that are available. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Gonzalez | 6/29/2013

    " good activities for helping a group overcome the dysfunctions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/12/2013

    " Good real world strategies for building strong effective teams. Each of the five dysfunctions are discussed and then there are activities and exercises to help overcome them by building trust, accountability and commitment. I am planning to implement some of these ideas with my current team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/25/2012

    " Identifying the five dysfunctions of a team in itself is worth the pondering. This field guide is excellent and very worthwhile for anyone who works with others ... and who among us doesn't (work with others)? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/14/2012

    " I enjoyed this guide, and am looking forward to the opportunity to take it for a test ride... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 10/18/2012

    " Finally had a chance to complete the book. Very excellent field guide with many activities I see using in the coming months to build more trust and accountability within the teams I interact with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandralynn | 10/14/2012

    " Sometimes cheesy but seemed to work. Wish the higher ups were reading this stuff, not just me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 9/28/2012

    " Nothing to argue with here but it just skims the surface of deep team building and the use of psychological type, the theory on which the MBTI (r) is based. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Hoffman | 9/21/2012

    " Gotta have this one to get over the dysfunctions.... a good companion to the first book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 7/21/2012

    " For a textbook, this isn't quite as good as "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", but still isn't bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 6/18/2012

    " Excellent summary of the main points of his basic book on the Five Dysfunctions. Includes great practical exercises in the appendix. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 10/11/2011

    " Very practical and straight forward guide to overcoming team dysfunction. Includes templates and exercises, not just theory which is helpful. Have yet to put into practice and test application though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Merrill-rice | 5/28/2011

    " Great book. I'd suggest for any team leader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 3/24/2011

    " the thing i find myself applying m,ost in this book are the lessons it teaches about the proper plae for healthy, heated debate within management teams "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 3/20/2011

    " Assigned reading for the Admin Team, but surprisingly, a good read. Interested in seeing what we are going to do with it... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jac | 2/27/2011

    " Some of the team building advice was good, but most of it was common sense. In addition, the author made several statements about team building that I couldn't buy into. At least it was short... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 12/29/2009

    " Good real world strategies for building strong effective teams. Each of the five dysfunctions are discussed and then there are activities and exercises to help overcome them by building trust, accountability and commitment. I am planning to implement some of these ideas with my current team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/3/2009

    " Identifying the five dysfunctions of a team in itself is worth the pondering. This field guide is excellent and very worthwhile for anyone who works with others ... and who among us doesn't (work with others)? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandralynn | 7/26/2009

    " Sometimes cheesy but seemed to work. Wish the higher ups were reading this stuff, not just me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 6/17/2007

    " the thing i find myself applying m,ost in this book are the lessons it teaches about the proper plae for healthy, heated debate within management teams "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of the Table Group, an organizational health firm. Author of ten successful business books, his principles have been embraced by leaders around the world and his work published in numerous business and news sources. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Joel Leffert is a professional actor, stage performer, and director. He toured Europe playing Salieri in Amadeus and premiered at the National Theater in London in the newly discovered Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales. His television appearances include Law & Order and Third Watch, and he had roles in the Woody Allen films Deconstructing Harry and Celebrity. Leffert is the artistic director of the Salamander Repertory Theater in New York City.