Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals, leaders and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and team feedback, is grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the internationally best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni. With this program, participants will learn how, as a team, they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Additionally, the program is powered by Everything DiSC®, a model that helps individuals to understand themselves and others better. Using these results, participants will be able to create a better, stronger team. 

Based on the best-selling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork.

To gain this advantage, team must:
  • TrustOne Another: When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust
  • Engage in Conflict Around Ideas: When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas. 
  • Commit to Decisions: When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.
  • Hold One Another Accountable: When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable
  • Focus on Achieving Collective Results: The ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results. 

"Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team" Model

How Does It Work?

  • Make better, faster decisions
  • Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoid wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting
  • Creates a competitive advantage
  • Is more fun to be on!


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 Clients Say

We have used this book to transform our culture and our bottom line.  
—Donnie Smith, CEO, Tyson Food

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is a foundational part of our training and leadership development.
—Gary Kelly, CEO, Southwest Airlines

Patrick Lencioni is one of the ten new gurus you should know.
Fortune Magazine

Mr. Lencioni delivers real-world practicality. 
The Wall Street Journal

Diverse characters and realistic dialogue, together with his perceptive comments, drive the message home.

Harvard Business Review


Module 1: Introduction of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team  
  • Definition of a Cohesive Team
  • Activity: Discuss all the qualities that made the team Best or Worst 
  • Review the model
  • The Five Behaviors Team Survey Result overview

Module 2:Trust 
  • Defining trust
  • Video review – team with trust vs. team without trust
  • Team survey result on trust
  • Personal histories – vulnerability based trust
  • Trust & DiSC
  • The team & DiSC
  • Trust building behaviors –what is needed to achieve trust
  • Action planning on trust & personal commitment

Module 3:Conflict 
  • Defining conflict
  • Quick quiz: true or false?
  • Team survey result on conflict
  • Video review- team with conflict vs. team without conflict
  • Activity: Conflict & DiSC
  • Healthy and unhealthy behaviors
  • Conflict-related behaviors
  • Action planning on conflict

Module 4: Commitment 
  • Defining Commitment/ video review
  • Team survey summary results
  • Activity: Clarity & buy-in teach back
  • How does clarity (or lack of clarity) affect our team?
  • How effective is the team at gaining buy-in for decision
  • How strongly does the team value achieving consensus?
  • How DiSC affects this?
  • Commitment-related behaviors
  • Setting ground rules
  • Action planning

Module 5: Accountability 
  • Defining accountability
  • Video Review – team without accountability vs. with accountability
  • Team survey summary result
  • Small group report-outs
  • The value of accountability
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Accountability related behavior
  • Action planning

Module 6: Result 
  • Defining Results
  • Activity: why teams get side track?
  • Lack of focus
  • Team survey result
  • Video review: team without and with focus on results
  • Team scoreboard
  • Results related behaviors
  • Action planning

Module 7: Review and Action 
  • Review of the strengths/ challenges
  • Small group review
  • Full group action planning 

Course Information

  • July 25-26, 2024
  • December 5-6, 2024 

Location: Shanghai

Standard price: RMB 8,800;(including 2 days' training, course materials, lunches and tea breaks.6%VAT should be added if invoice need.)