Developing Cohesive Teams

“Building a cohesive team is extremely hard. But it’s also simple”

So says Patrick Lencioni, New York Times’ best-selling author of books including The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Getting Naked, Silos, Politics & Turf Wars and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In the latter, ground breaking book, Lencioni’s research reveals five dysfunctions that a team must overcome in order to effectively accomplish its goals or “what it sets out to achieve.”

These dysfunctions include the absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results.

Perhaps your leadership team is..

1. Experiencing a lack of trust among members.

2. Having difficulty communicating perspectives that may be different from the majority.

3. Reluctant to challenge the status quo or speak out to avoid integrating less than complete solutions.

4. Not rewarded based on mutual accountability for team goals.

5. Feeling disconnected from the vision or values of the rest of the team or organization.

Sheila K Consulting facilitators will work with you to integrate The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ with your leaders and teams seeking consistently high performance and satisfaction. Lencioni’s Five Behaviors’ model is powered by the acclaimed, research-based, Everything DiSC® tool providing participants a unique personal and professional INDIVIDUAL experience combined with an incredible opportunity to learn and growth with their TEAM.

Each participant receives a comprehensive, highly personalized 36-page illustrated report of their individual and team results. The profile includes sections devoted to each of the five behaviors, a summary of the team’s strengths and challenges, tips and strategies for immediate action and a roadmap to help teams work most effectively together. Sheila K Consulting facilitators can also work with your trainers and leaders to integrate the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™.

Potential Customized Learning Objectives

  • Learn then adapt personal style strengths to build vulnerability based trust with colleagues and team leaders.
  • Incorporate tools and techniques to increase healthy, productive challenge, conflict and commitment in solving problems and making decisions for the team.
  • Incorporate knowledge of each member’s working style when holding one another accountable for team action steps toward long term goals.
  • Create a team scorecard or set of common principles or rules of engagement focused on team growth and development.


1/2 Day Respectful Workplace Compliance Training General Audience.

1/2 Day Respectful Workplace Compliance Training Supervisory Session: Cultivating A Respectful Workplace.

2-4 Day Delivering Incredible Team Performance incorporating Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team series.

Train the Trainer Workshop for Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team with Wiley.

Certification Workshop for Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team with Wiley.