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How to Be an Effective Group Leader by Bill D. Schul

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11 – Informal Groups

It is obviously important to use the type of meeting best adapted to the situation. The nature of the organization, its purposes and goals, the number of persons involved, the nature of the subject to be discussed, the nature of the project or activity, and even the type and size of the meeting place will determine the kind of meeting best suited for the occasion. You would not use a butterfly net to catch an eagle, but many of us do unreasonable things in choosing procedures for meetings we conduct.

This chapter will be devoted to explaining methods of leading and presiding over various types of informal gatherings. These will include discussion groups, panels, symposiums, forums, interest groups, teams, the troop, or a ...

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