The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
“The single most untapped competitive advantage is a healthy and cohesive team.”
Leadership Alive, Inc., is an authorized partner of the new The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team training program. This team-centered learning experience is based on the New York Times best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni. In his book, Lencioni identifies five core dysfunctions that many teams face and suggests a proven strategy in how to overcome them. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team workshop is designed to take a positive approach to these team challenges and imagine how members of truly cohesive teams behave. This team building workshop can be done in a half-day or full-day training experience at your organization, hotel or offsite. To gain this advantage, teams must:
1. TRUST One Another
When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust.
2. Engage In Productive CONFLICT Around Ideas
When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas and the best solutions come forth.
3. COMMIT To Decisions
When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions and action plans. Teams learn how to “disagree, yet still commit” to moving forward.
4. Hold One Another ACCOUNTABLE
When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action and there is group “buy-in” to the strategic direction and goals, team members will be more willing to hold one another accountable to delivering against those plans.
5. Focus On Achieving Collective RESULTS
The ultimate goal of building greater trust, mastering conflict, gaining commitment, and embracing accountability is one thing: the achievement of collective results.
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team has a simple goal:
To create a learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by the DiSC profile, the DiSC assessments help participants understand their own work and communication styles. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive, team takes work, but the payoff can be huge–for individuals, the team, and the organization.
What does this program do?
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program can be done in a half-day or full-day team building workshop at your organization, hotel or offsite. The program helps teams understand how, as a team, they score on the key components of the Five Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results. Each individual on the team will also understand their own DiSC style: D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness, and how their work style contributes to the team’s overall success.
Who is the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team for?
The program is designed for both new and intact teams and work groups. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of both the DiSC model and the clarity and simplicity of the The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model and merges them together for one incredible team learning experience.
How does the 5 Behaviors of a Team Model Work?
The Five Behaviors Model is used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and become a more cohesive team. This facilitated and interactive workshop begins with an online DiSC assessment. (If teams have already completed a DiSC Profile assessment, their results can be used and they do not need to take this portion of the assessment again. They would just need to take the 5 Behaviors of a Team assessment which we facilitate.) Then the team comes together to debrief, discuss, and create a plan of action for moving forward in new found alignment and strength. A productive, high-functioning team:
- Makes better, faster decisions
- Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
- Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict
- Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of lack of buy-in
- Creates a competitive advantage
- Is more fun to be a part of!
Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator, Certified Coach, Corporate Trainer
Dr. Christopher Meade is an authorized partner for the 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program. He is a top corporate trainer and certified coach. He specializes in training managers and developing healthy, high-performing teams. Some of his recent clients include: Nike, Microsoft, Salesforce, Walmart eCommerce, Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Ohio University and the Department of Health and Human Services. Chris’ expertise is in front of the room leading team trainings, keynotes, and management retreats with corporate and government clients across all industries. Chris is also an author, entrepreneur, MBA professor, executive leadership coach, corporate trainer, former business dean, and a motivational keynote speaker. He speaks regularly at conferences, conventions, management retreats, and team-building training events throughout the United States.
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is the result of the partnership between best-selling author Patrick Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of a Team) and Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions (DiSC Personality Profile). Christopher Meade, PhD, and Leadership Alive, Inc., are authorized partners of this innovative and highly effective team development program. This 5 Behaviors program includes five core modules, individual profiles, participant handouts, team report, take-away cards and interactive facilitated team activities. This program is effective, simple, personalized, proven and unifying.