What is The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team?

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork

Based on Lencioni’s work, teams that learn to work together more effectively can help an organization gain a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. Our clients are thrilled with this new tool to help them identify where they are at as a team, and where they need to get to for greater efficiency. We would love to have a conversation with you about how this might work for your teams.

The process of building effective teams doesn’t need to be complicated – in fact, keeping it simple is crucial. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is an assessment-driven learning experience for strengthening the effectiveness of intact teams.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ by best-selling author Patrick Lencioni is a proven model for dealing with dysfunctional teams. Powered by Everything DiSC® – A Wiley Brand, the Everything DiSC® Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Profile complements the model and provides both individual and team feedback.

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of ten books that have sold over four million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including the Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek.

As president of The Table Group, Pat splits his time between his leadership and management duties, writing, speaking, and consulting to CEOs and their leadership teams. Since founding the firm in 1997, Pat has worked with thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and professional sports teams to non-profits and churches.

Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation, and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Laura, and their four boys.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is the flagship book for Patrick Lencioni having sold more than 2.5 million copies. Told through a unique fable narrative lens, Pat’s groundbreaking theory on teams focuses on collective team behaviors that lead to success. Reading the book is often the first step in launching a Dysfunctions teambuilding initiative.

What Does This Program Do?


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 personality style, their team members’ styles and how their styles contribute to the team’s overall success. This assessment also incorporates the reliable, well-known DiSC® model of behavior:

  • Dominance
  • Influence
  • Steadiness
  • Conscientiousness


Who Is The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team For?

The program is designed exclusively for intact teams and work groups. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team harnesses the power of Everything DiSC and the clarity and simplicity of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model.

How Does The Five Behaviors Program 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. 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,
  • Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting
  • Creates a competitive advantage
  • Is more fun to be on!