To get a group clicking again after it’s run into a roadblock, you need to eliminate that barrier to success. One of the most effective ways to do this is to leverage the intelligence of the individuals in the group, by having them brainstorm with you about how to remove the roadblock.
For people in groups (teams, workgroups, departments, companies, boards) there is an inverse relationship between the amount of cynicism in the group and the ability of people to click with each other.
I suppose I should be embarrassed. I suppose I should keep this to myself. But then, my sense of justice calls out and demands that I tell my story and maybe, just maybe, it will spare some of you from sharing my fate. Because here I am, a speaker, trainer and writer about matters of persuasion. You would think I’d be immune to any such attempts from others. I sure thought I was. And yet…
Here’s a big idea that may have escaped your notice. People express themselves through sensory sequences. When you hear these sensory sequences and respond in kind, see/feel, or feel/see or hear/feel/see, you click with people, and that’s because you are using the same sensory paradigm.
While my blog deals primarily with matters of communication and making a positive difference in the workplace, I can’t always separate my personal from my professional life. That’s because the challenges in one are almost certainly have consequences in the other.
The question to ask yourself is, do you see the people in your world as they are, or as you are? Because if it’s a matter of projection, the quickest way to resolve the problem is in yourself. Don’t like that behavior? Identify a new one and start creating it instead.