Another of the Wiley product family, DKS Straightforward is also the only authorised partner in the North East of England to deliver this program specifically designed around team dynamics, improved communication and results. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® is the result of the partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. Together they created a team development programme with a simple goal—to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors™: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and results.
Lencioni's book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, is a must read. Written as fiction, this clever fly-on-the-wall account of a newly appointed CEO's journey to turn her exec team around is fun, inspiring and educational. Many of us will recognise ourselves and our colleagues in the characters..... and may even squirm a little. Here's one of our favourite quotes from the book:
‘Teams that trust each other are not afraid to engage in passionate dialogue
around issues and decisions that are key to the organization’s success.
They do not hesitate to disagree with, challenge, and question one another,
all in the spirit of finding the best answers, discovering the truth, and making great decisions.’