The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ program has a main goal: To help people discover how to build a cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s bestseller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this personality assessment based program helps teams to put The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams understand how to apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to their own workplace. By using Everything DiSC, a tool to build effective team communication and relationships, this program allows participants to learn about their own DiSC style — D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness — and discover how each style brings value to the team. Each style brings value to their team.

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Team Scenario Learning

Trust the Wrong Way

The team has lost an important client but no one wants to admit fault or ask for help.

Patrick Lencioni on Trust

Patrick Lencioni describes the difference between vulnerability-based trust and predictive trust and explains why trust is so foundational for cohesive teams.

Trust the Right Way

Team members freely admit mistakes they’ve made, apologize for them, and ask for help in the future.

A Case Study

Microsoft Success Story with The Five Behaviors

See how the world’s largest producer of software stays innovative and ahead of the competition. Using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team as the foundation of their Organizational Capital Program, Microsoft can develop their teamwork, the ultimate competitive advantage.

kaiblinger+partner provides outstanding consulting services for leaders and teams who want to bring out the best in their organizations. Our consultants work with organizations of all sizes, located around the world and in a wide variety of industries. Every situation is unique, so our consultants customize their work to each client’s particular needs.

Two-day Leadership Workshop


The two-day Leadership Workshop is a highly interactive session, designed specifically for leaders. Leadership teams will have the opportunity to assess their organization’s overall health, build team cohesiveness and identify specific actions that will maximize their advantage in daily business.

During the workshop, a leadership team will put into practice concepts outlined by the 5 Behaviors, based on the worlds most used team ressource , Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The workshop combines short lectures, working sessions and discussions that are customized for each client’s needs. Team development activities are embedded in discussions related to the client’s real business issues, so participants never feel as they are doing just theoretical exercises.

Facilitated by a kaiblinger+partner principal consultant, a leadership team will:

  • Gain an extensive understanding of the expectations and challenges in building and maintaining a cohesive team.
  • Make immediate progress in overcoming their team’s potential dysfunctions.
  • Survey and validate the organization’s direction and ensure that alignment exists among the team by addressing critical questions required for organizational clarity.
  • Discuss the implications of communication efforts to ensure alignment throughout the organization.
  • Identify the necessary roadmap to ensure a successful transition into a cohesive team and a healthy organization

The Two-day Leadership Workshop is the ideal starting point for all organizational health efforts.

“Our two-day session made a greater impact on our executive time–and our entire organization–than any team building work we have ever experienced. We are now positioned to have a great year.”

Marty Paslick,
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
HCA, Inc.

“This 2-days workshop shows our clients new aspects of working together as a cohesive team, more than every team building workshop ever. We are looking forward to having more fun together and getting on boeard for common challenges this year.”

Karl Kaiblinger

The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team Training

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them. Counter to conventional wisdom, the causes of the dysfunctions are both identifiable and curable. However, they don’t die easily. Making a team functional and cohesive requires levels of courage and discipline that many groups cannot seem to muster.

To bring an organization-wide change, our consultants provide training sessions to all kind of groups of managers who want to become better leaders. Training sessions around the 5 Behaviours of a Cohesive Team and other world class leadership-concepts,  are designed to teach managers the skills, disciplines and requirements for leading high performing teams.

In addition to our management trainings, we offer a wide range of team products for our customers, that do not require training or accreditation. These products can be easily incorporated into your company’s internal training initiative or program.

Our Experts bring some of the world’s most effective models on leadership, teamwork  and employee engagement to many companies each year. Whether you want to introduce a new initiative, develop your leadership skills or you are seeking a thought-provoking, engaging and relevant keynote address for your group, we are glad to help you.

You are an international active trainer and would like to use a simple and practical approach for teambuilding and leadership culture? Become one of the first trainers worldwide to use the unique Five Behaviors model. With the Accreditation to Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team ™, you will gain the expertise and receive the official associated certificate to use Five Behaviors as a trainer. You will also learn to navigate through unexpected, challenging team discussions during your Five Behaviors workshops in intensive training sessions.

Sessions can get heated. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. This course will help participants gain confidence, credentials and expertise in using The Five Behaviors™ model and the accompanying course material.


The 5 Behaviors Online Accreditation contains:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • 3-4 hours of self-directed online study per week
  • Final Exam
  • Accreditation Certificate

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

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