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Leader/Team Tension

The questions listed below highlight leadership behaviors that can generate tension within a team and ultimately weaken leader/team trust and cohesiveness.  Answer each one for yourself using the following scale: 1=no problem, 2=not much of a problem, 3=a problem.  Work to improve those that are a problem.


1          2          3          Do you allow disagreements to linger?

1          2          3          Do you have trouble admitting that you are wrong?

1          2          3          Do you attack the person rather than issues?

1          2          3          Do you fail to listen carefully when you are angry?

1          2          3          Do you often overlook the deeper issues behind the conflict?

1          2          3          Do you exercise your position to win arguments?

1          2          3          Do you tend to disregard the feelings of others?

1          2          3          Do you feel you should have the first and last statement?

1          2          3          Do you speak before your think?

1          2          3          Do you have trouble "biting your tongue"?

1          2          3          Do you "mix it up" before you have all the facts?

1          2          3          Do you take disagreements personally?