Equipping Leaders to Build Effective Teams

Duration : 1 or 2 days depending on the depth required
Type of workshop : One/Two day workshop
Fees : Available on request. Please enquire about our special group rates.
Ideal Number of Delegates : Ideally 6-12 people
Who should attend

Leaders of teams.

“Teamwork remains a sustainable competitive advantage that has been largely untapped because it is hard to measure (teamwork impacts the outcome of an organization in such comprehensive and invasive ways that it’s virtually impossible to isolate it as a single variable) and because it is extremely hard to achieve (it requires levels of courage and discipline that few executives possess) – ironically, building a strong team is very simple (it doesn’t require masterful insights or tactics). But is painfully difficult.” Patrick Lencioni


After participating in the workshop delegates will understand Patrick Lencioni’s model of The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team and how to apply it to their own teams in a practical way from a leadership perspective. The 5 Areas of focus are:

  • Trust. Members of great teams trust one another on a fundamental, emotional level, and they are comfortable being vulnerable with each other about their weaknesses, mistakes, fears, and behaviours.
  • Conflict. Teams that trust one another are not afraid to engage in passionate dialogue around issues and decisions that are key to the organization’s success.
  • Commitment. Teams that engage in unfiltered conflict are able to achieve genuine buy-in around important decisions, even when various members of the team initially disagree.
  • Accountability. Teams that commit to decisions and standards of performance do not hesitate to hold one another accountable for adhering to those decisions and standards.
  • Results. Teams that trust one another, engage in conflict, commit to decisions, and hold one another accountable are very likely to set aside their individual needs and agendas and focus almost exclusively on what is best for the team.

As Patrick Lencioni says, “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” Hence it’s imperative that leaders know how to build strong teams.

Patrick Lencioni’s model provides the tools that leaders can use when leading and managing their teams in order to create effective and sustainable teams.

Delegates can also complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as part of the process to create self-awareness but this is an optional extra.

Assessment Used

Optional: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Various report options available)