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About a year ago Chad Rowland told me about this book. I heard Patrick Lencioni speak at Catalyst last year, loved his talk, and bought the book. Until 2 weeks ago it has been sitting in my about to read pile of books in my office. I picked it up just a few days ago and could not stop reading. I know some of you read this a long time ago! I was a late adopter on this one. The book rocked how I view conflict, goals, and teamwork in the work setting. As I read the book it gave me a chance to think on the past year here at GCC. This is going to be a must read for people on my family ministry team (yea, if you already work with me go ahead and buy it) because this is the kind of team we are going to work toward. This will not ruin the book for you BUT healthy tams do the following things…

1. They trust each other.
2. They engage in unfiltered conflict around ideas.
3. They commit to decisions and plans of action.
4. They hold each other accountable for delivering on those plan.
5. They focus on achievement of collective results.

This is the kind of team I want to be on and lead. So go to Amazon and order this thing! Thanks to Chad and Ron for working to create a team that works like this at GCC. I look back on the year and understand why we do some of the things we do as a team.

Hope everybody has a great LONG weekend! Go Vols!