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Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results by Kathleen D. Ryan, Geoffrey M. Bellman

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Chapter 9. LEADING EXTRAORDINARY GROUPS

In this chapter, we focus our guidance, reflection questions, and sample actions on the role of the group leader. If you are a facilitator of groups, our ideas offer good guidance on approaching your role with our model in mind. If you are a group member, remember that the extraordinary groups we studied were characterized by shared leadership. In the best examples, everyone in the group initiated as a leader might initiate, offered ideas as a leader might, and proposed actions—more in the mode of an active leader than a passive member. Our suggestions offer a look into some of the less visible aspects of exceptional groups. Whatever your role, we assume that you aspire to the extraordinary and that you ...

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