In my training programs I am frequently asked about how to deal with dysfunctional behaviors and group dynamics. The following is a short list of the most common dynamics. They are normally presented to me as, “How do I deal with…….
As you can see from this list, some of these dynamics have to deal with an individual, some are about whole team dynamics and some have their roots in the culture of the broader organization. Many people experience working with groups akin to herding cats. In an attempt to have a systematic approach to understanding and then responding to these concerns, Michael Grinder and I developed the Leadership Map of Effectiveness framework.
The Leadership Map of Effectiveness addresses the science component of the work. The art involves experience, intuition, gut feelings and judgment calls associated with each unique situation.
The map lays out 4 areas of assessment that will enable leaders to select an effective approach to increase the level of functionality and effectiveness of their team.
Steve Zuieback and Michael Grinder convene a Master Class on strategies for Handling Difficult Group Dynamics. You can see more about these programs on the Training Page.
The following are a list of blog articles that I have written on this subject. Please feel free to check out these articles and resources.
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