Five Behaviors Solutions

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice. Additionally, two versions of the program are available: Powered by Everything DiSC® or All Types™ — two distinct personality models — which help participants better understand how individual personalities contribute to team development. Both are equally valuable in helping teams achieve greater effectiveness and productivity.

The Five Behaviors™ Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Powered by All Types™ is designed exclusively for teams within organizations that apply tools based on Jung’s theory of psychological types, like the MBTI® instrument [1], as their preferred indicator of personality. This program creates a learning experience that helps teams understand how they score on the components of The Five Behaviors™ model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results, and discover how individual personalities and preferences contribute to the team’s overall success.

[1] Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Myers-Briggs, MBTI and MBTI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers & Briggs Foundation in the United States and other countries.

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The Five Behaviors™ Powered by Everything DiSC®

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams understand how to apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to their work culture. By utilizing Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, this program allows participants to learn about their own DiSC style — D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness — and discover how each style brings value to the team.

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® is the result of the partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. Together we have created a team development program with a simple goal—to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors™: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.

What makes a team cohesive?

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    Building the foundation of a cohesive team.

    Trust lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team and can only happen when team members are willing to be completely vulnerable with one another. A personality assessment can help people gain insight into their peers and develop empathy, two important qualities that allow a team to build trust.

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    Engaging in healthy conflict.

    Conflict is naturally uncomfortable, but productive conflict focused on concepts and ideas is essential for any great team to grow. When teams have a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, conflict simply becomes an attempt to find the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.

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    Buying in on decisions.

    Commitment is clarity around decisions, not consensus. With commitment, teams move forward with complete buy-in from every team member – including those who may initially disagree.

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    Holding team members accountable.

    It’s easy to avoid difficult conversations, but calling out peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team is essential to productivity. By “entering the danger zone” with one another, team members feel trusted, respected, and responsible for getting things done right.

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    Focusing on collective results.

    One of the greatest challenges to team success is the inattention to results. Great teams ensure all members, regardless of their individual responsibilities and areas of expertise, are doing their best to help accomplish team goals.