Take a look around you in your next meeting, do you have a team that gets along really well but hasn’t accomplished much at all? Are your meetings being held but no one really seems to take the lead and no new ideas are being discussed? If either of these is true you might be on the wrong team or need to find the strong personalities that are hidden within your team. Some of the greatest achievements in business have come from conflict and if your team never has conflict or difficulties with each other you may be in a stagnant group that has very few actual goals. Become the team facilitator and learn to not only spark the conflict needed but manage it.
Would You Rather Lead a Team of Strong, Difficult Personalities or One with Weaker Personalities but More Team Cohesion?
As you look at this poll you see that more people chose the weaker personalities that have better team cohesion, but what would that actually accomplish. Teams can come together over success that’s shared, even after several days of continued disputes. Sometimes it’s important to make sure you have conflict in your team to bring out the best ideas and the competition to be the best they can be. A team of people with weaker personalities may be the ones who have more fun and seem to enjoy each other much more, but in the end that strong team of weaker personalities is the group that receives nothing more than the participation trophies. How often have you been given a participation trophy at work or a pat on the back for trying?
10 Tips from Travel Experts, Flight Attendants and Other Frequent Fliers
There are still many of us who have to travel on a regular basis for work and some who log thousands of miles each year. With that in mind, these tips are brought to you from some of these frequent travelers and flight attendants. These tips include items you probably never thought of such as bringing a snack for your flight attendants or making sure you make use of the time during your travels to make connections with people who you’re seated near. Other tips that you can take advantage of is to make sure you have time between flights to make it to your connection when you schedule your flights and even thinking about flying later in the day when airports are much less crowded, which can be the way you’ll be able to enjoy more personal attention.
Shine as a Leader with Strong Facilitation Skills
Learning how to facilitate meetings or be the person the company needs is to help resolve conflict takes facilitation skills. As a facilitator you become a leader, but you have to possess the skills needed to keep the peace during a meeting or when resolving a conflict. Part of this includes setting the ground rules for the meeting and being able to continually summarize. The ground rules help to ensure the group all fairly understands how decisions will be made and the summarizing of ideas and decisions will make a huge difference because it keeps everyone on track and gives them a chance to come up with new ideas and perspectives while you’re summarizing what’s happened so far. Take a look at this article to see how else you can position yourself as a leader when you have the right facilitation skills.