Patrick Lencioni

Gallup recently reported staggering statistics about job misery. They reported that more than 75% of workers consider themselves to be in miserable jobs. What shocks me even more is that job misery costs employers a whopping $350 million in lost productivity. Miserable jobs are what cause the “Sunday blues,” the phenomenon that robs people of their energy and self-esteem, makes them cynical and unhappy—and is the source of both low morale and high turnover in organizations. While one could from a self-reliance perspective ask why we as individuals choose to live this way, for your organization it’s in your best, Read More

Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage.  Fostering teams is a direct route to higher performance and a healthy organization.  While teams may encounter all sorts of conflict and discord, Patrick Lencioni (author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and business expert) suggests that the obstacles to team success boil down to five issues: Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention to Results Here are some articles we’ve been reading while thinking about ways to keep our team healthy and successful: Click here to read about Team Dysfunction Patrick Lencioni has created an assessment to measure, Read More

“Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.” ~ Patrick Lencioni Deliver the same team-building lessons Patrick Lencioni himself has delivered to hundreds of organizations. Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team addresses the obstacles that prevent even the best teams from succeeding: Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention to Results This combination assessment, workbook, and workshop is the tool that will help your teams to, Read More

According to Deloitte’s Shift Index survey, as much as 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs.  Miserable jobs drain people of their energy, confidence, and self-esteem. Miserable jobs also have a huge impact on an organization, its productivity, turnover, morale – and its bottom line. Here are three core culprits of workplace dissatisfaction. Start addressing them today to stem the tide of dissatisfaction in your workplace. Anonymity: Employees feel unknown or invisible at work. Many managers make a point of mentioning the successes of a particular team member in front of their peers. While this is a good tactic,, Read More

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