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Dysfunctional Teams Lack Commitment

Dysfunctional teams cannot be blamed for all business failures, but they play a major role in unsuccessful projects and missed goals. In his acclaimed bestseller, organizational consultant Patrick Lencioni identifies The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Absence of trust Fear of conflict Lack of commitment No accountability Lack of attention to results No team functions […]
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When Team Conflicts Are Ignored

When teams avoid conflict at all costs, it impedes their effectiveness. A survey found that 91 percent of high-level managers believe teams are the key to success. But the evidence doesn’t always support this assertion. Many teamwork-related problems remain hidden from view, including fear of conflict, the second dysfunction of Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions […]
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Effective Teams: High Accountability & Meaningful Metrics

I’ve been exploring what makes a team effective or not. I’ve noticed in some organizations where I coach, some teams work really well together and some don’t. What makes a real difference in teams? Effective Teams Have High Trust and Engagement Effective TEAMS Work Well with Thematic Goals What Makes a Great Team? Is Your […]
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Effective TEAMS Work Well with Thematic Goals

From what I see in the work I do in organizations, a key to success for effective teamwork lies in a clearly defined foundation. Team members work together better when they have a compelling reason to do so. Patrick Lencioni in  Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Jossey-Bass, 2005) advises team members to identify […]
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What Makes a Great Team?

What makes a team great? If you’ve ever had that experience of being part of a successful team, you know what I’m talking about. Everyone is energized, passionate, fun to work with. Even with obstacles, it’s a great experience to see what you can solve together. So just what is it that makes a team […]
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