A book on teamwork was shared with me recently. I've seen this book a dozen times on the bookshelf, but thought that it probably didn't apply, because I felt good about the organization that I worked for. But after hearing some principles from the book, I had to pick it up and read it. "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni is fantastic. This book is primarily a leadership fable about the complex world of teams and what makes them successful.

I drew so much from this book, I felt like I had encountered just about every scenario over the years. It was quite entertaining to see it through the lens of intentional strategy by the "CEO." While I digest what I've read and have looked around, these "dysfunctions" can be seen everywhere, in all types of organizations.

Do you work where the "Coach" has one-on-ones with each player on the team in private. On a team, each person is accountable to the other. Everyone on a team is responsible for every function of the team and its collective goal. No one person, regardless of position, is omni-competent.

If you haven't read this book and want to grow and raise up a highly functional team, I think there is much you can draw from this book. Enjoy, I would love to hear your thoughts about the book!