Lion tamers and snake handlers can be great entertainment. But taming the wild beasts in your own work office is no fun. It’s something you have to do, however, if they’re preventing your team meetings from being productive. If they’re on your team, you must control, channel or remove these destructive beasts:
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None of these people are interested in moving the team ahead, despite their protests to the contrary. They’re more interested in running their own processes, no matter what happens. They want the strokes they give themselves when they act like the beasts they are. They feel superior.
When cornered, beasts can be vicious and deadly. The longer you try to be a kindly therapist or educator, the more they’ll infect your whole team and stab you in the back in front of your superiors. These people aren’t stupid. They simply have their own agendas, which are more important to them than the team’s goals.
All tactics are situational. Expert coaching can help you make a plan that fits you and your situation.