We just finished reading this book as a staff and I have a feeling a lot of people will be talking about this book in the near future. As is always the case with churches, we’re about 12-18 months behind the curve because this book was hot in management in 2005-2006.
It is, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. What I like about this book is that it’s written as a narrative. In the story you see how the principles of the book play out.. very real life and easy to apply in a team setting.
For people at Romeo… get used to this book if you are on a board. You’ll likely be asked to hear or read it. At the very least, you’ll be reaping the benefits of a more cohesive leadership team as a result of applying some of the principles.
For people leading teams at churches, parachurches, etc… this is the buzz book for church leadership for 2006 and 2007. Pick it up, get ahead of the game and be a part of the conversation. If you are leading a team, at the very least you should read it. According to the authors website, even professional sports coaches are applying these principles on their teams.
thx to Todd for the reminder