What is a cohesive team?

Let us start from the bottom to come to the top: A Cohesive Team

The outstanding learning solution Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is the result of the partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. Together they have created a team development program which has one simple goal: To improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and usage of The Five Behaviors™ model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.


Trust is the foundation of a cohesive team. Trust can only happen when team members are willing to show vulnerability to each other. This means to communicate honestly and telling each other „I’m sorry“ or „Your point makes more sense than mine“. Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ helps to achieve insight in the team’s culture und to develop empathy.


Being able to achieve a culture of a healthy conflict helps any team to grow. This means productive conflict focused on concepts and ideas. A team based on trust is able to find the best possible solution in a short period of time.


Commitment is a team‘s clarity around decisions and complete buy-in from ALL team members. Teams that achieve commitment are able to engage in healthy debate and support  decisions, even when not everyone agrees.


A high performing team sets high standards for themselves and their work. This also means to call people out for inadequate behavior. A team based on accountability feels trusted, respected and responsible. If team members feel accountable for their actions, decisions and responsibilities, they establish respect among their peers.


Results are every team’s goal. The combination of trust, engaging in productive conflict, achieving commitment, and holding team members accountable will encourage a team to focus on a common goal and never lose the sight of their collective goal. In great teams it’s assured that every team member will do his best to achieve greatness.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has become the world’s most famous learning system for building teams. The book’s impact extends beyond business schools, profit and non-profit organizations. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has sold over two million copies and continues to be a fixture on international best-seller lists week after week.

About the author of the best-selling book

Patrick Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of ten bestselling books that have been translated into more than 30 languages. Patrick Lencioni has reached out to millions of people worldwide during the past 15 years.

He has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek.

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If you buy the book from us, we offer to give you the money back, when you order the program later.

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kaiblinger+partner is an international company dedicated to helping leaders and teams to improve and organisations to become more effective. Built on the ideas and principles of the 5 Behaviors  and some other of the world’s most successful tools and methods, our consultants work with leaders and teams around the world, who want to make their organisations fit for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

Our awards: We were awarded with the European Training Prize in silver in 2016/17. As the only Austrian company, we came out as a finalist (top 5) of the HR Innovation Award in the category “Advanced Training and E-Learning”. More than a dozen other international awards show the quality of our work at an international level. This also includes 6 International Training Prizes since 2008.

Karl Kaiblinger - Leadership Expert
Karl Kaiblinger - Leadership Expert
Alexandra Sock - Mastertrainer 5 Behaviours
Alexandra Sock - Mastertrainer 5 Behaviours

We have the privilege of working with teams at organizations of all shapes and sizes – including some of the Fortune 500 companies as well as mid-market businesses and startups worldwide. We take great pleasure in the success their hard work has brought.