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Category/Topic: Teams and Teamwork


By Tom Davidson

Here’s my sixth installment on An Introvert’s Guide to Groups, this one about acknowledging all members of the team.  One of my favorite rules for facilitating teams is, “Don’t just do something, stand there!” An obvious reversal of an old saying, the truth in this principles lies in the fact that the quieter members of […]

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By Tom Davidson

To get more introverts in the game, here’s my fifth installment on An Introvert’s Guide to Groups, this one about falling in love with the criteria before falling in love with the decision.  Because they speak up first and often, extraverts unwittingly establish the norms for their groups and teams. While this is not their […]

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By Tom Davidson

Here’s my fourth installment on An Introvert’s Guide to Groups, this one about setting a few ground rules for your team meetings. Being an introvert is fine, until we are promoted into leadership. That’s when we have to learn how to speak up, get into the discussion, and hold our own in a world of […]

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By Tom Davidson

Here’s my third installment on An Introvert’s Guide to Groups, this one about managing the team’s process.  After my first camping trip as a patrol leader in my Boy Scout Troop, I was complaining to my Dad about how hard it was to get people moving in the same direction. He sat me down to give me […]

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By Tom Davidson

Help an introvert establish themselves as an active team member and help the team get off to the best possible start. Here’s what you can do:  Famed psychologist Carl Jung defined an “extravert” as someone who gets energy by interacting with others and an “introvert” as an individual who gets energy by being alone. In many […]

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