The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ – Team Version

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is based on the work of Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Lencioni and Wiley have collaborated to bring this DiSC powered program to organizations through their partners.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamAffinity Consulting and Training, a Canadian organization based in Edmonton, is an Authorized Partner for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Program Description

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team 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.

The Five Behaviors Model Starts With TRUST

Here’s Patrick Lencioni talking about Trust, the first and perhaps most important of the Five Behaviors:



The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment and accompanying material is designed for an intact team. Before choosing this program, consider the questions: Is the team really a TEAM? A team is a relatively small number of people (say from three to twelve) who meet on a regular basis and are collectively responsible for results. The team members share common goals as well as the rewards and responsibilities for achieving them.

Not every group is a team. For example, a group that appears to be a team might simply be a collection of people who report to the same manager, but who have relatively little interdependence and mutual accountability. If a group does not meet the criteria of a true team, this process is unlikely to produce the results they expect.


The program contains seven modules from 1 to 3 ½ hours in length.

Module 1 – Introduction: Introduces The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model

Module 2 – Building Trust: Teaches the concept of vulnerability-based trust

Module 3 – Mastering Conflict: Helps participants understand the benefits of healthy conflict

Module 4 – Achieving Commitment: Shows how clarity and buy-in are key to achieving commitment

Module 5 – Embracing Accountability: Stresses the importance of peer-to-peer accountability

Module 6 – Focusing on Results: Emphasizes that collective results are more important than individual goals

Module 7 – Review and Action Plan: Allows participants to review what they’ve learned and to create an action plan to improve the team’s productivity.

Through the use of experiential activities, video, and discussion, an intact team is lead through the powerful The Five Behaviors model, learning and practising the behaviors that will make the team more cohesive and improve its performance.

If you would like to bring The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team into your organization, using either our facilitator or your own, please contact us at 780-432-8182 for more information or download the brochure.


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