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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team.
The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork.

To gain this advantage, teams must:


  • Trust one another - when team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust.

  • Engage in Conflict around idea - when there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.

  • Commit to decisions - when team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.

  • Hold one another Accountable - when everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.

  • Focus on achieving collective Results - the ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model


Trust can only happen when team members are willing to be completely vulnerable with one another. There is confidence among team members that their peers’ intentions are good and that there is no reason to be protective or careful around each other.

How does a team build vulnerability-based trust?

Using a behavior assessment like DiSC can give team members deeper insights into themselves and their peers. It can help people understand each other and get comfortable being transparent about personal limitations.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is an assessment-based learning experience that helps people discover what it takes to build a high-performing team.

Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to develop a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge — for your people, the team, and the organization.

This video introduces The Five Behaviors model in the context of a real team. It explains how the behaviors derive from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and describes how critical the behaviors are to building a cohesive team.

The Five Behaviors: Personal Development

Build and fortify skills that transcend teams.

This new product was created to harness the power of The Five Behaviors across the entire organization. The Five Behaviors: Personal Development solution teaches individuals to become better teammates by integrating Patrick Lencioni’s model at the organizational level. The goal is to completely redefine teamwork and collaboration.

Personal Development was designed specifically to work for individuals; participants do not all need to be part of the same team. Rather, participants can carry the takeaways of this program from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork.

Today’s organizations are working beyond a single team. Advances in technology are disrupting the market, globalization is forcing a new approach of working, and the teams of the future have never seen this level of diversity.


In essence, organizations need to equip their employees to create cohesive teams quickly to enable results.

Learners at all levels of an organization can benefit from this program and adopt its powerful principles, shape behaviors, and create a common language that empowers people to rewrite what it means to work together.

Download the sample reports below:

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Download our Five Behaviors sample comparison report for team and The Five Behaviors Personal comparison report below:

Over the years of working with intercultural teams, we realized that it's not possible to talk about Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results without considering the (inter)cultural implications. This article series was created to share our experiences from walking this road, and what we have found to work well with a mix of western, Middle Eastern and Asian cultures. Sign up to receive the series through the below link!

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you hone your skills as a facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program. You can be the difference in whether a team sees the uncomfortable moments through to greater cohesiveness or misses out on opportunities to grow.

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


This program will help you:

  • Build your expertise

  • Gain confidence and credentials

  • Learn to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations

Investment for Five Behaviors Facilitator Accreditation:

US$ 3,990.00 per person
(including the required facilitation kit)

Upcoming Five Behaviors Certification Events

How can we help you?

Ask us how Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team could impact your business or organization; we would be delighted to discuss it with you.

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