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What Are the Characteristics of Well-functioning Teams?

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Sun, Nov 27, 2011 @ 07:35 PM

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The purpose for teams is to combine a group of members to work together to accomplish certain goals that cannot be achieved effectively by an individual. Do you wonder why I keep repeating this? It’s because sometimes teams can get off-track like an elementary school student who starts reading an encyclopedia entry for a class and ends up following a cow path far from the subject because he loses focus.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: team decision making, Decision making, Team conflict, Team personal traits, Team training, Team success, Personal development, Team norms, Team roles, Business, Marketing strategy, Leadership, Team, Team leader

How That Leader Avoids or Resolves Conflict

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Nov 08, 2011 @ 06:49 PM

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Have you ever noticed how certain team leaders have effective teams even though there are sometimes conflicts? Sometimes is probably minimizing the problem. Any time you get a group of people together there are going to be conflicts of interest, in ideas of how a project should be done or personality issues, just to name a few.

What does That Leader do to keep the team focused on the project and not on the conflicts?

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Topics: Team conflict, Project, Adversarial system, Policy, Meeting, Business, Marketing strategy, Leadership, Team leader, Organizational conflict

Conflict Happens—How That Leader Spots It

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Nov 01, 2011 @ 08:36 PM

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Every project, every team and every team leader on all levels are going to come in contact with conflict. What That Leader needs to learn is how to spot it in others in order to minimize, divert or resolve it as soon as possible.

What are some conflict indicators?

Probably the most obvious indication is body language. If the team member is unhappy about something, his body language will be guarded, turned from the leader, he will have minimal eye contact with the leader and even show micro-expressions of mocking or frowning. A leader in the midst of conflict will show the same either to his up-line team or to his team members.  That Leader will study body language in order to become conscious of the meanings of what he sees, but even an uninformed leader will subconsciously be aware of the signs and know there is a problem, even if he is only aware of it in his gut.

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Topics: YouTube, Team conflict, Controversy, Facebook, Social Media, Twitter, Leadership, Teamwork, Team, Team leader, Conflict resolution, team member

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