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Are You Leading a Dysfunctional Team?

There are many reasons teams fail. If your team is not producing the desired results, watch this video to uncover the five typical reasons why teams underperform.\r\n\r\n

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 Introduction to The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model

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\r\nConversely, a productive, high-functioning team offers a lot of upside:\r\n• It makes better and faster decisions.\r\n• It taps into the skills and opinions of all members.\r\n• It avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict.\r\n• It avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and repeatedly revisiting the same topics because of a lack of buy-in.\r\n• It creates a competitive advantage.\r\n• Last but not least, it is more fun to be a part of!\r\n\r\nIn his best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which has sold over 2.5 million copies, Patrick Lencioni recommends that team members work on five areas:\r\n\r\n1. Trusting one another: When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust.\r\n2. Engaging in conflict around ideas: When there is trust, team members are able to engage in an unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.\r\n3. Commitment to decisions: When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they are more likely to commit to decisions.\r\n4. Holding one another accountable: When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they are more willing to hold one another accountable.\r\n5. Focus on achieving collective results: The ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results.\r\n\r\nIn my three decades in the business world I have seen (and been part of) several teams that were not operating optimally. I have implemented and observed several ways to improve team effectiveness. However, learning about this program was a big “aha!” moment for me, so much so, that I decided to become an authorized partner at the next available opportunity.\r\n\r\nIf you want to improve your team’s effectiveness, contact me to support you in implementing the “The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team” program, which builds on Lencioni’s book.\r\n\r\nPercy M. Cannon\r\nAuthor, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach\r\nwww.cannon.consulting\r\n

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