The Five Behaviors™ of a Cohesive Team

Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team has been an important and influential book for many people working in all kinds of organizations. The ability to function together as part of a team is the single most untapped resource for businesses and can lead to measurably greater results when dysfunctions are addressed. The Five Behaviors™ model includes building trust, mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability, and focusing on results. By mastering these skills, team members can effectively and efficiently create a team that is truly cohesive.

Participants will develop the following Workplace Competencies, being able to: 

  • Identify the five dysfunctions by specific behaviors and influence their teams toward cohesion.
  • Understand DiSC and how different personality styles contribute to the overall team culture. Apply appropriate strategies.
  • Use specific tools you can use to ensure team engagement in building trust, mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability, and focusing on results.

The Five Behaviors™: Personal Development

NEW: Today’s organizations are working beyond a single team. Advances in technology are disrupting the market, globalization is forcing a new approach to working, and the teams of the future have never seen this level of diversity. In essence, organizations need to equip their employees to create cohesive teams quickly to enable results.

Personal development was designed specifically to work for individuals; participants do not all need to be part of the same team. Rather, participants can carry the takeaways of this program from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork. Learners at all levels of an organization can benefit from this program and adopt its powerful principals, shape behaviors, and create a common language that empowers people to rewrite what it means to work together.


Introduction to Team Development

Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team has been an important and influential book for many people working in all kinds of organizations. The ability to function together as part of a team is the single most untapped resource for businesses and can lead to measurably greater results when dysfunctions are addressed. 

Professionals will be more effective in teams when they can successfully identify these five dysfunctions and influence their teams in ways that will lead them toward the five behaviors of a cohesive team. The five behaviors we’ll discuss in this session will help individuals become more cohesive, efficient, and effective team members.

Participants will develop the following Workplace Competencies, being able to:   

  • Identify the five dysfunctions by specific behaviors.
  • Apply appropriate tools to reverse dysfunctions into positive behaviors.
  • Use the activities provided with their teams to move forward in all five areas.

Everything DiSC Workplace®

Sometimes we can feel like other people in our workplace just don’t get us. This is bound to happen as different communication and work styles are thrown together to complete projects or lead teams.

Everything DiSC Workplace® is a simple communication work style assessment tool that will shed some much-needed light on your situation. Learning about the DiSC® styles of others can help you understand their priorities and how they may differ from you. Using this simple tool can help you improve the quality of your workplace to build more effective relationships by bridging the communication gap between styles.

Participants will develop the following Workplace Competencies, being able to: 

  1. Be able to identify communication barriers between themselves and others with different styles.
  2. Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the different styles and engage them to contribute to an effective and diverse workplace.
  3. Collaborate effectively with each other, assuring your team is as healthy as possible, and without dysfunction. 

Some of the programs on the following pages may also be beneficial for teams:

Programs to Develop Stronger Leaders

Programs to Develop More Effective Contributors