• Summary of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

  • A Leadership Fable
  • By: Book Avenue
  • Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you part of a team that is struggling?

In this summary, we take a look at The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In that book, the author outlines what he feels like the most common issues are when it comes to teamwork:

  • Absence of trust
  • Fear of conflict
  • Lack of commitment
  • Avoidance of accountability
  • Inattention to results

In this summary, we go through each of these dysfunctions in detail. This summary is perfect for those who are too busy to read the full book - or who need a little extra help understanding it. 

You will find:

  • A fable that puts the five dysfunctions into perspective
  • A detailed summary of each of the five dysfunctions
  • Some ideas on how to overcome them in your team
  • How the five dysfunctions connect to one another
  • And so much more!

After listening to this summary, you will have a much better understanding about the issues that tend to come up in teams - whether in your professional or personal life - and how to work together to overcome them and build a stronger team.  

(Disclaimer: If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

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buy the complete book, this is just incomplete

book is good but this summary is waste of time and money. it skims over everything, examples and sometimes is not very clear what the author intended.

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Good for high level overview

It is worth a read to get the gist of the actual book. The highlights are very helpful & the story is a great example of change management, leadership in tough situations, the art of listening, and recognizing when something will & will not work for the betterment of the team. Great example of how Leadership comes down to listening, acknowledging changes, recognizing unhealthy patterns, having the humility to accept differences & change, giving change the time needed to see it through.
Also helpful to recognize leadership does not mean being an expert in your field, it is deeply tied to listening, empathy, EQ, and having the vision & fortitude to see something through while inspiring trust & belief from your peers.

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Great Book, Narrator is horrible

Enjoyed this book and it’s concepts, but the narrator will put you to sleep. For a long time I thought she was a computer reading me the story. If you can make it past that the book is a good rate

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  • Davidi
  • 09-06-22

Only the last part is relevant

Consider skipping the beginning and start from Chapter 8.

The beginning is a lllooonnggg story with no real link to the content.

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  • DAISY
  • 11-18-18

Great Listen.

This book addresses common problems of teams such as trust, accountability and conflict. You can listen a monstrous manual or you can change your team into a functioning one by not just reading this, but applying it.Hard work but worth the journey.

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  • Rudy
  • 11-18-18

Interesting and worth the listen!

The principles reviewed are common sense, but presented in a context easily understood for the listener. The five dysfunctions can fit in any organization or team. As a member of higher education, I can see how we can use these tools not only in the academic faculty but also teaching students as they embark in their professional careers.