Career Development Seminar Series: Leadership and Team Building - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable.


Participants will learn about Patrick Lencioni’s widely distributed team-building model outlined in The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: A fable. Throughout the fable, the five dysfunctions of the fictional team become evident as the new CEO tries to employ Lencioni’s team-building model. This workshop provides an overview of The 5 Dysfunctions Model and discusses how the interlinking components work together to make healthy teams and organizations. What makes an ideal team player and who should be a leader will also be touched upon.

​Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the 5 dysfunctions of a leadership team
  • List methods to develop trust on teams
  • Define the two types of leaders


Ideal team player article

Ideal team player assessment

5 dysfunctions team assessment and scoring


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