Consensus Building in Groups pt. 3: the definitive ranking system for dissent

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Two weeks ago we introduced consensus building into our good group management toolbox. Last week, we gave you some malleable steps to bring it to your group process. This week: how to measure dissent in the ranks Dissent in consensus building is a foregone conclusion. The process relies on examining conflict, or challenges to proposed … Read more

On To the Next One: The Group Leaders Guide to Succession Planning

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A part of leadership that too often goes unexamined is how to know WHEN to step down…and then how to execute with efficiency and grace.  When we read about succession planning it is often in the context of corporate America, but it is just as important in non-professional spheres. Just because you’re deeply invested in … Read more

Fostering healthy feedback culture: Do’s, don’ts, and 11 questions to ask regularly

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Establishing the feedback loop The magic words for receiving feedback: curious, open, humble, resilient. If your group management process doesn’t already have dynamic feedback-sharing built in, it may take a little while to get the wheels turning. Be patient but be persistent. When you, the leader,  approach the group with genuine curiosity about how to … Read more