Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshops



Since its publication in 2002, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, written by Patrick Lencioni, has become the world's most definitive source of practical information for building teams. The universal model outlined in the book has been embraced by virtually all types of organizations from multinational corporations, to small businesses, to professional sports, to education, to churches, non-profits and more. Developing a cohesive executive team is a critical component to building a healthy organization.

COHESION Consultants facilitate workshops and coach leadership teams using Patrick Lencioni's materials.



Team COHESION Workshops:

Onsite at your offices or at an offsite location of your choice anywhere in the world.

Available in half-day, one-day, or two-day formats for either your senior leadership team, or a group of team leaders.
One or two hour introductory sessions also available. Sessions can be customized to your particular needs. Fees vary by session - please submit a request for more information by completing our contact form.

For teams that wish to be become more cohesive and effective, COHESION can design and deliver a program around Lencioni's five  dysfunctions model (see below) to suit a team's needs and budget. 

COHESION Consultants help organization's implement Lencion's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model through:

  • Team dysfunction assessments and behavioral analysis
  • Leadership and team workshops and offsites
  • Ongoing leadership and team coaching

If you are interested in learning more about improving team cohesion and overcoming team dysfunction, please feel free to fill out the form on our Contact page. If you prefer to inquire by phone, please call
Herb Mast at 402.202.1053.


The Five Dysfunctions Concept:

Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team provides insights into the root causes of politics and leadership team dysfunctions. It then outlines the keys to overcoming them. Teams willing to dedicate themselves to mastering the disciplines can experience the synergistic power and results that can only be realized by achieving true cohesion.


Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions Model:

Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust
Fear of being vulnerable with team members prevents the building of trust on a team.

Dysfunction #2: Fear of Conflict
The desire to preserve artificial harmony stifles the occurrence of productive ideological conflict.

Dysfunction #3: Lack of Commitment
The lack of clarity or buy-in prevents team members from making decisions they will stick to.

Dysfunction #4: Avoidance of Accountability
The need to avoid interpersonal discomfort prevents team members from holding one another accountable.

Dysfunction #5: Inattention to Results
The pursuit of individual goals and personal status erodes the focus on collective results.


The Benefits of overcoming the Five Dysfunctions:

Teams willing to address the Five Dysfunctions can experience the following benefits of high-performing, cohesive teams:

  • Less wasted time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again
  • Higher level of clarity and buy-in
  • Higher quality decision making and ability to accomplish more in less time and with fewer resources
  • Greater comfort asking for help, admitting mistakes and limitations, and taking risks in offering feedback
  • Synergy of tapping into one another’s skills and experiences
  • Less fear when putting critical topics on the table and having lively meetings
  • Team alignment around common objectives
  • Less turnover by retaining great employees


If you are interested to know if a workshop can be scheduled in conjunction with a future leadership team meeting, please feel free to fill out the form on our Contact page. If you prefer to discuss options via phone, please call Herb Mast at 402.202.1053.