9 Basic Steps In Dealing With a Dominant Person

Why do some have so much difficulty in creating a productive work environment? After all, when diverse individuals come together with varying it would seem that any organization would have great . However, this is not the case for an overwhelming number of , groups, businesses and church .

If you asked the question, “Why is your group failing to succeed?” there often is a  response that implies that one or two people are the problem.

It has been my observation that 99% of any organization of people want to . However, one dominant person out of 100 can blow an organization to smithereens.

Here are some basic facts:

  • Most people will avoid a dominant personality at all costs.
  • In avoiding a dominant personality the majority of people simply hope that they will go away.
  • Many people find conflict with a dominant personality to be extremely uncomfortable and would rather walk away than deal with confrontation.

If the three statements above are true, then how do you deal with a dominant person.  Here are 9 basic steps that can help in dealing with a dominant personality:

  1. Work hard to recognize the style of those who are dominant
  2. Try to see life from the dominant person’s perspective
  3.  Do not allow your opinion to be de-valued by a dominant person
  4. Calmly speak your opinion
  5. Don’t back down because of fear
  6. Be firm with
  7. Be straightforward when communicating to a dominant person
  8. Develop thick skin and demand from strong personalities
  9. Never give someone the authority to “Make you mad or upset”

Dealing with a dominant person is not an easy thing to do, however, it is a needed thing to do in the creation of a healthy teamwork environment.

What is your in dealing with a dominant personality?

Dale Roach

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About Dale Roach

Dale is the creator of "Like A Team." He has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years. The goal of "Like A Team" is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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