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Dysfunctionally Happy Camper

Updated: Jan 27, 2020

BOOK REVIEW the sun is out, I'm surrounded by a myriad of VW vehicles old and new, yet something else has my undivided attention...a book called 'The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (Manga Edition)' by Patrick Lencioni. The strapline calls it "An illustrated Leadership Fable" and wow does this book deliver!

It tells the tale of DesignTech, a software company who - despite having more experienced executives, more cash, better technology and more connections than its rivals - are under-performing. The CEO Jeff has asked to step down and Kathryn steps in to lead the 8 execs through these VUCA times (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous).

Although convinced that no-one is producing a summer blockbuster modelled on this graphic novel, I can personally vouch for the story-telling; making it easier to digest the key themes of Five Dysfunctions of a Team...I admit it, seeing this pyramid out of context doesn't capture the imagination!

So, if you want to know why 'politicking' with your team may suggest an Absence of Trust; why conflict can be a good thing; why it's okay to Disagree but Commit; why low standards can be avoided if we hold each other to account and why successful teams make collective results more important than individual goals, I would strongly recommend perusing the local book store...or tapping 'Patrick Lencioni' into your favourite search browser. You'll be awful glad you did!

What is Imagimont?

I'm Jo, a Freelance Learning Experience Designer at Imagimont Ltd. With a creative flair and commitment to engagement, I manage development projects that align to the organisation’s culture, values and business strategy. Partnering with internal stakeholders and external providers, I deliver blended learning resources fully accessible using multimedia at the point of need. My commercial awareness, UK Regulatory Compliance expertise and 10 years’ experience as a People Development Specialist ensure that learning initiatives evolve as quickly as service expectations.

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