Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

The best quote from the worst film in the Star Wars series. At the risk of going the full David Brent, I’d like to offer the following:

Trust leads to conflict. Conflict leads to commitment. Commitment leads to accountability. Accountability leads to results. Results are the measures of success of high-performing teams.

It may not have the emotive engagement of the Jedi Master, but it encapsulates the five behaviours of high-performing teams. To bring this together, here is a downloadable blueprint – or cheat sheet – of the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and the key actions required to overcome them.


Download the PDF here.

For more, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni is a great read. And if you’d like some help building high-performance teams in your organisation, please get in touch.


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