How to Handle Rebellion on Your Team?

Orginal post by Richard E. Boyatzis HBR

“Have you ever been blindsided in a meeting? You adequately prepared. The objectives were clear. But then, BLAM! Someone objects to one of your assumptions about halfway through the meeting and others just add to the objections………”

“The best advice I ever got about how to handle these situations was from a kindergarten teacher………..”

“This type of approach creates a time shift in perspective, refocusing people on their shared purpose, not on the tactics for getting there. Try it next time you feel blindsided in a meeting. You may be surprised to find how shifting the conversation to a shared purpose can diffuse emotions and get your team back on a more productive, collaborative path.”

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