Chapter 3

Leading to Build the Team

Patrick M. Lencioni

In This Chapter

  • The problem with teamwork.
  • The questions to ask when exploring whether to become a team.
  • Five characteristics of healthy and successful teams.


Practically all the executives I’ve ever come across believe in teamwork. At least they say they do. Sadly, a scarce few of them make teamwork a reality in their organizations; in fact, they often end up creating environments where political infighting and departmental silos are the norm. And yet they continue to tout their belief in teamwork, as if that alone will somehow make it magically appear. I have found that only ...

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