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CHAPTER FIVE

Ground Rules for Effective Groups

In this chapter, I present the ground rules for effective groups, describe what each of the nine ground rules means, and show how you can use them as a group leader, member, or facilitator to help a group become more effective.

USING THE GROUND RULES

As you watch a group in action, you may intuitively know whether their conversation is productive even if you cannot identify exactly how members contribute to or hinder the group's process. The ground rules for effective groups describe specific behaviors that improve group process. The ground rules make specific the abstract core values of the Skilled ...

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