Experienced organizational managers or leaders in various fields are quick to say that it is really difficult to create the conditions for groups of people to cooperate smoothly, even if they are engaged in simpler tasks. A big challenge in such groups are the power players who attempts, successfully or not, to assert undue influence, dominance or control over the group.
There are four types of such individuals: The Dominator, The Interrogator, The Aloof and The Victim. “The good news is that all board members can take responsibility for identifying power plays while they are happening and act swiftly,” Donald Summers in his new blog on BoardSource.
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