- Do you have members on your team who are “difficult” to work with?
- Is there snarking in your meetings –sarcastic comments that shut down others?
- Are you meetings open and free flowing, or are there constrained comments and limited discussion?
One of the biggest challenges meeting leaders face is managing people who derail meetings. By being intimidating, negative, contentious, argumentative, dominating or snarking, meeting derailers can change the focus, structure and flow of the meeting.
When a participant hijacks a meeting, energy dissipates and attention drifts away from the focus of the meeting. (more…)