Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Course Code: 2276

Based on the groundbreaking work of Patrick Lencioni this course explores how even the best teams can fall into chaos and struggle to sustain their performance goals. We will define the concept of “vulnerability-based trust,” and look at why this is key to building and maintaining high performing teams. Through lecture, discussion, and interactive exercises we will discover where your team(s) sit on the performance continuum and where improvements can be made. This course offers specific, practical guidance for overcoming the five dysfunctions, using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. We will examine questions that all team should be asking themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team?

Performance Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Clearly understand what “vulnerability-based trust” is and why it is critical to support high performing teams
  • Recognize where the weak spots or breakdowns are occurring on your team(s) and what measures you can take to repair or strengthen those areas
  • Understand why courage is as important, or perhaps even more important for good leadership than skill, experience, or insight
  • Learn how to apply the concepts on both teams that you lead and teams that you are a member of
  • Truly understand what it means to be a team
  • Know the expectations of a cohesive team
  • Increase clarity of communication
  • Lay the groundwork for continuing progress
  • Competencies covered: An open mind and a willingness to look at your leadership abilities with a critical but constructive point of view is what you need to bring to this class. Analyzing why teams struggle and sometimes fail and discovering techniques that focus on building and sustaining high performing teams for the long term.

    Intended Audience: Public sector leaders

    Cost: The cost of this course will be displayed on the class registration page.