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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni

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Chapter 7. OVERCOMING DYSFUNCTION #5

FOCUSING ON RESULTS

Okay, if team members trust one another, engage in healthy conflict around issues, commit to the decisions they make, and hold one another accountable for those decisions, there is a pretty good chance they're going to make it.

Note

We have a strong and natural tendency to look out for ourselves before others, even when those others are part of our families and our teams.

Unfortunately, when we build teams we rarely, if ever, go about it in a linear, chronological way. For instance, I don't wait until my clients have completely addressed all of the first four dysfunctions before moving on to the fifth.

But even if we could, even if a team had overcome each dysfunction and seemed on the verge ...

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