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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
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Nov 10, 09

Recommended to Jules by: Nilofer
Read in November, 2009

A solid introduction to team dynamics and a moderately scary read for a new people manager -- so many things that can go wrong! Well-paced and engaging, this book gives you a clear understanding of how teams work, and don't work. However, it lacked sufficient description of the tools and techniques one could use to develop teams into a healthy and productive working structure. (Maybe it's got a companion book or toolbook?)

I think this would be a good companion or primer to Nilofer's soon-to-be-released The New How. Lencioni's book covers concepts and ideas similar to those that form the foundation of TNH, but for the tools and techniques to put into practice you'd really have to read Nilofer's book as well. Also, TNH provides more actions that can be taken either as a manager or an individual, while Lencioni's is predominantly from the managerial perspective.
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