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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni

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Chapter 37. HEAVY LIFTING

For the rest of the evening and into the next afternoon, the group focused on the details of the business, with special attention on sales. Though they certainly made progress, Kathryn could not deny that Mikey's departure was continuing to dampen the general atmosphere. She decided to enter the danger.

When lunch was over, Kathryn addressed the group. "I'd like to take a few minutes to deal with the elephant that's sitting in the corner. I want to know how everyone is feeling about Mikey leaving. Because we need to make sure that we deal with this as a team before I stand in front of the company and explain it to them next week. "Though it always amazed her, Kathryn knew from past experience that the departure of even ...

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