In today's complex work environment, the need for cohesive team leadership is increasing, yet more people are entering the work force with fewer qualifications to become effective leaders than ever before. With teamwork being the ultimate competitive advantage, it is crucial to get team members aligned in the same direction. This requires leaders to address and overcome the dysfunctions that inevitably plague even the best of teams.
This discussion, based on Patrick Lencioni's book of the same title, touches on the powerful process of team building from the ground up, and how to confront the five major obstacles to success:
• Absence of trust
• Fear of conflict
• Lack of commitment
• Avoidance of accountability
• Inattention to results
If even one of these dysfunctions is flourishing we learn that the team cannot perform well.
Bill Lattin is a Retired Vice President, Intel Corp. and retired CEO of Logic Modeling