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Professional Book Club

Come together for meaningful discussions during this 8-week guided program!

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Participate in the first professional book club to contribute to your personal and career growth. "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" explores common challenges that teams face and provides insights into how these challenges can be addressed to build a cohesive and effective team. Engage in this professional book club to connect with peers, stay relevant, and foster personal and professional growth in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.


Wednesday mornings 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. | October 4, 2023 - November 22, 2023

Menomonie Area Chamber & Visitor Center | 1125 N Broadway, Suite 3 | Menomonie

A ZOOM platform is available for participants unable to engage in person.


Individuals 18+ who enjoy professional and personal development

October 4, 2023 - Welcome and introductions
  • Discussion: Why are cohesive teams important in organizations?
  • Reading Assignment: Intro and Part One
  • Video recommendation: Patrick Lencioni - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
October 11, 2023 - Absence of Trust
  • Discussion: Understanding the first dysfunction - Absence of Trust
  • Reading Assignment: Part Two - The Fable
  • Video Recommendation: TED Talk - Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
October 18, 2023 - Fear of Conflict
  • Discussion: Addressing the second dysfunction - Fear of Conflict
  • Reading Assignment: Part Three - The Model
  • Video Recommendation: TED Talk - Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree
October 25, 2023 - Lack of Commitment
  • Discussion: Tackling the third dysfunction - Lack of Commitment
  • Reading Assignment: Part Four - The Model
  • Video Recommendation: TED Talk - Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation
November 1, 2023 - Avoidance of Accountability
  • Discussion: Overcoming the fourth dysfunction - Avoidance of Accountability
  • Reading Assignment: Part Five - The Model
  • Video Recommendation: Patrick Lencioni: The Truth About Employee Engagement
November 8, 2023 - Inattention to Results
  • Discussion: Overcoming the fourth dysfunction - Inattention to Results
  • Reading Assignment: Part Six - The Model
  • Video Recommendation: TED Talk - Itay Talgam: Lead Like the Great Conductors
November 15, 2023
  • Summary and Discussion: Key takeaways from the book
  • Reflection: How can the principles in the book be applied to our own teams?
  • Video Recommendation: Patrick Lencioni: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
November 22, 2023
  • Final Discussion: Wrap-up and individual reflections on the book club experience
  • Action Planning: Creating a personal/team action plan based on learnings
  • Video Recommendation: TED Talk - Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts



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