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About Us

David J. Thompson, Ph.D.
David J. Thompson, Ph.D.

As a learning & development professional for over 20 years, I have observed that successful people and companies are continuously learning, challenging themselves and practicing. They look for new and better ways to work, develop their team, and build their business.

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.

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.

Solutions

  • Resolving Team Conflict

    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.

  • What's Making My Team Dysfunctional?

    Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust
    The fear of being vulnerable with team members prevents the building of trust within the team.

    Dysfunction #2: Fear of Conflict
    The desire to preserve artificial harmony stifles the occurrence of productive ideological conflict.

    Dysfunction #3: Lack of Commitment
    The lack of clarity or buy-in prevents team members from making decisions they will stick to.

    Dysfunction #4: Avoidance of Accountability
    The need to avoid interpersonal discomfort prevents team members from holding one another accountable.

    Dysfunction #5: Inattention to Results
    The pursuit of individual goals and personal status erodes the focus on collective success.

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Behavioral Styles-Based

    The program helps teams understand how they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Individual team members will learn about their own personality style and the styles of their team members— based on the Everything DiSC® model—and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Personalities-Based

    This program helps improve team effectiveness and productivity in organizations that apply tools
    based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types, like the MBTI® instrument, as their preferred
    indicator of behaviors and personality. Teams will examine how they score on the key
    components of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results, as well as understand how each team member’s unique personality style brings value to the team’s overall success.

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 11 – August 18, 2017

    Tuesday live sessions from 1:00-2:30 pm CT
  • October 12 – November 20, 2017

    Thursday live sessions from 1:00-2:30pm CT.
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Organizational Development
  • Total Rewards Strategy
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Competency Alignment
  • Speaking with Impact
  • 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.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • 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.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • Authorized Partner Everything DiSC
  • Authorized Partner The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • The Resilience Edge