How to destroy your power in groups.
Meetings are rarely the best place to make decisions. They are, however, a good place to develop recommendations that can later turn into decisions. Leaders can assume a collaborative or an authoritarian relationship with a group, but not both at once. How explicit are you about your role?
Every group needs and wants a leader. Two of the many types of leaders are characterized in this PRIME:
Both roles are vital; the key is for leaders to make it clear which role they take. Many make the common mistake of declaring a collaborative relationship with the group and then making authoritative decisions. This change in roles is called SHAPE SHIFTING and it frequently erodes the trust a group places in its leader.
Some decisions necessitate creativity, innovation, and the group's involvement and wisdom, while other situations require a quick decision.
The discussion of OPEN–CLOSE–DECIDE showed us that there's no such ...