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

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14 – Business staff meetings

One of the most difficult meetings to conduct is the business staff meeting. As the leader, you will be required to muster all your skills used in other types of meetings and be prepared to cope with situations peculiar to this type of group.

With the members of your staff you are the chief, the leader, the boss, and they are under your supervision. In a very real sense you are set apart from them regardless of how democratic you endeavor to be.

The members of your staff are geared differently than you; they have not had the responsibility for the section, division, department, or the firm. While they may accept responsibility for their own tasks, they, nevertheless, assume that the major problems are yours. Therefore, ...

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