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Leadership in Action: Out in the Open: How Team Leaders Can Deal with Sensitive Issues by Dennis Lindoerfer

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Let's assume that you've decided to bring up a sensitive issue in your team. In arriving at this conclusion, you picked up on a pattern in the team's functioning, decided that this pattern was interfering with your or other team members' effective contribution to the team or with the overall team's effective functioning, and made the decision to bring the issue to the team's attention. Your goal is to get the team to explore the effects of the issue and decide what to do based on this exploration. How can you raise the issue in a way that is most likely to accomplish this goal? Here are some suggestions.

Begin with Yourself and Be Careful How You Describe the Situation A couple of the fundamentals of basic human relations are good ...

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