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Building a Team? Avoid These 5 Team Killers

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Building a team is a skill

The stages of team development:

  • Forming: This is when teams come together. They are excited and want to learn from each other.
  • Storming: The team starts to feel some friction, people are less polite and may experience disagreem...

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The brilliant jerk is talented and intelligent, but equally disagreeable and abrasive.

The value of the brilliant jerk is lessened because they are disliked and few can work with them. The team fail to meet goals and objectives and you have to become a team referee. It is s...

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A gossiper on the team can impact the team. People talking behind the back of others and stirring up trouble can affect morale, team cohesion and cause unnecessary drama.

As a leader, you'll have to deal with complaints, hurt feelings and workplace toxicity. Proactively sto...

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The laggard is the person who never contributes but wants the credit. Left unchecked, the dawdler can create resentment, cause burnout and workload imbalance.

If you have a chronic laggard, you need to find a way to help them rise to their potential or consider parting ways...

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The info hoarders pride themselves on knowing critical information but with no intention of sharing it to advance team initiatives. The lack of information sharing impacts the decision-making process and increases the duplication of efforts.

It's vital to ensure the team op...

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The interrupter talks over people, hijacks meetings, take too much time sharing their thoughts so that others can't share theirs. The interruptions can interfere with the creativity of the group.

A leader should set the tone and show that listening is equally important. Lea...

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