Most successful entrepreneurs and business owners often accredit their success and habitual disciplines to influential books they’ve read throughout their journey.
Creating the foundations for success requires identifying what obstacles stand in our way towards a successful career.
Vikas shared his recommendation The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Partick Lencioni in his contribution on Inc.com
“Lencioni’s model underscores the critical need to put into practice essential team-building lessons that every company executive should strive to master. This book has been incredibly influential in how our company now builds, attracts, and retains productive teams. Lencioni incorporates modern business fiction to make his point about why teams fail and how to prevent them from failing. He asserts five dysfunctions, in the form of a fable, which can cause lack of teamwork: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results. As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that everything we do–for our employees, our clients, our brand–is based on the success of our team’s combined capability to deliver on whatever the task is at hand. This book does a great job of expressing what it takes to build a successful business. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to lead an effective team.”
–Vikas Khorana, co-founder and chief technology officer of Ntooitive, a digital ad agency and resource for publishers with triple-digit year-over-year revenue growth that serves as a software partner for some of the largest newspapers across the U.S. including the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, and San Diego Union-Tribune