Leaderhood & Parentship

Flipping the Structure of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

October 24, 2023 Shane Wallace & Morgan Berna Episode 55
Leaderhood & Parentship
Flipping the Structure of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Show Notes

#55 - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is a business book written by consultant and speaker, Patrick Lencioni. In it, he breaks down 5 issues teams face: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. CultureSmith follows a similar structure where conflict, accountability, and commitment rank extremely high as culture builders. However, Shane takes a unique approach to these dysfunctions to suit them to a modern workplace. In this episode, Shane breaks down what the 5 dysfunctions are, the specific way CultureSmith looks at them, and how leaders can recognize the emotion in each one. Then, we flip things to the home and talk about how these similar concerns show up there.

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Show Notes:

  1. [02:00] Chat about being tired and how Shane looks at sprints in Q4. 
  2. [06:30] Why we’re talking about The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team today & how CultureSmith sees the dysfunctions.  
  3. [08:20] Reviewing the 5 dysfunctions. 
  4. [13:35] Why Shane looks at the 5 dysfunctions as a flywheel. 
  5. [15:30] What leaders are getting wrong when they look at team dysfunction. 
  6. [18:00] Conversation around in-person work environments, Zoom chat, and having effective conflict. 
  7. [24:00] The role our Cognitive Colour plays in influencing these dysfunctions. 
  8. [26:00] Where Shane recommends leaders start in addressing these dysfunctions. 
  9. [29:40] Can this be discussed in a family context?
  10. [34:00] Can dysfunction be kept out of the home?

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