Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Training Workshop

Length & Format: 

1 or 3 Days, Onsite / Company Specific, or Live Interactive Webinar

Class Size: 

8-25 participants


The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork. So why do so many teams struggle with apathy, trust issues, poor communication and lack of direction? Most people are smart, capable and they genuinely want to contribute. They understand that they can achieve more as part of a team.


The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is the answer. It is an assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent and effective way possible.


Powered by Everything DiSC®, you will understand your own DiSC® styles and how to bring together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team. It takes work but the payoff can be huge—for you, your team and the organization.

Who Should Attend: 

Intact teams and work groups

Workshop Sections

Module 1 – In this introduction, you and your teammates will discuss what you think makes a cohesive team and why it’s valuable. You will then learn about the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and review the summary of how the team rated itself on the assessment.


Module 2 – The session begins with discussing what trust means to your team and identifying trust-related behaviors. You and you teammates will review and discuss your team’s trust scores from the profile, followed by a Personal Histories activity, which gives you an opportunity to get to know one another a little better and practice vulnerability in a safe environment. In the last part of the session, your team will review its assessment of trust-building behaviors and begins the action planning process.


Module 3 – This session begins with a quick quiz about conflict concepts, and then your team will review and discuss its assessment results. Next, you will watch a pair of videos and identify the conflict-related behaviors. You and your team members will learn how DiSC style affects conflict approaches and then work with the conflict team map to understand healthy and unhealthy behaviors during conflict. Finally, using what you’ve learned in this module, your team develops an action plan to achieve a productive approach to conflict.


Module 4 – In this session, you and your team members are introduced to the concept of commitment and its associated behaviors. Team members will review the team’s commitment scores from the assessment and learn more about clarity and buy-in. The team will develop behavioral ground rules to help drive commitment. The session wraps up with the team continuing to work on its action plan and developing ways to increase commitment.

Module 5 – The session begins with team members discussing what accountability means. The team will then watch videos and identify the accountability-related behaviors. Working in small groups, participants will review the team’s accountability scores from the assessment and report out. This is followed by an activity to teach you and your teammates why they’d want to hold one another accountable. The session closes with the team working on an action plan to improve overall accountability.


Module 6 – Team members begin by spending a bit of time discussing why a team might not be focused on collective results. Team members then review their own assessment results. Team members participate in the Team Scoreboard activity, in which they learn about and then create a tool to help them track progress toward their goals. Finally, the team reviews its own distractions and works on an action plan to address any shortcomings.


Module 7 – Participants begin by reviewing and discussing the team’s strengths and challenges as outlined on the report. Then, working in pairs or small groups, you will review your Action Planning Worksheets and the action-planning notes from previous modules. The entire team then reviews each sub-group’s choices and determines which items to put on its action plan.

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team infographic

At Powers Resource Center (PRC) our passion is creating a culture of connection by developing engaged, emotionally intelligent leaders and truly cohesive teams. We believe in the radical idea that your career should bring you joy, fulfillment and stretch you out of your comfort zone. We become your trusted partner that brings fresh insights, strategic thinking and straightforward, honest advice to help you build a thriving, agile workplace.

  • We Build Cohesive Teams by instilling trust, supporting productive conflict, gaining commitment, fostering accountability and achieving collective results.


  • We Develop Connected Leaders who are authentic, agile, collaborative, curious, emotionally intelligent and both excellent communicators and deep listeners.


  • We Align Executives by creating an environment of trust, increased accountability, accelerated decision-making, personal responsibility and performance.


  • We Make Data-Driven Decisions through assessments, surveys and certification. Do a pulse check or full diagnostic of your organization, and have the right strategies on-hand to respond to the results.

Our workshop pricing is determined by the value and results the program delivers, length of program, the level of on-boarding needed, and customization required.

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