The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.
A new CEO, brought in for a turnaround, must determine how to get her dysfunctional leadership team to collaborate effectively in this fable about a high-tech company.
Lencioni’s premise is that only vulnerability can build the relationships that foster the kind of trust necessary to effectively solve pressing issues.
In addition to Vulnerability-based Trust, the other pieces of this intervention include:
Healthy/Productive Conflict: all about debating important issues, rather than engaging in mean-spirited personal attacks.
Committment: having clarity about decisions and taking necessary next steps with buy-in from all members of the team.
Accountability: using appropriate feedback to ensure that everyone keeps up with their responsibilities.
Results: Ensuring that the team is focused on collective results and shared goals.