1. Six Skills of Facilitative Leaders: Thinking

    The heart of the Mars Surface Rover activity is found in the leadership roles. These roles were specifically designed to demonstrate the typical leadership approaches. The specific behaviors were derived from the six sets of skills, including Communication, Thinking, Administration, Influence, Int…Read More

  2. Six Skills of Facilitative Leaders: Communication

    The heart of the Mars Surface Rover activity is found in the leadership roles. These roles were specifically designed to demonstrate the typical leadership approaches. The specific behaviors were derived from the six sets of skills, including Communication, Thinking, Administration, Influence, Int…Read More

  3. Skills of a Facilitative Leader

    "Facilitative leadership differs from traditional leadership in that it concentrates on teaching others rather than directing others." - Glaser, 1991 The primary responsibility of facilitative leaders is to help others learn and develop. They provide guidance when a group is struggling or needs dir…Read More

  4. Can You Flex Your Communication Style?

    Misunderstandings and conflicts are more often the results of differences in people’s communication styles than of differences in their beliefs or opinions. For example, a fast-paced, Spirited person and a slow-paced, Systematic person may have tense interactions because of the different speeds a…Read More

  5. The Value of Being a Facilitative Leader

    The value of being a facilitative leadership is becoming increasingly clear to today’s organizational community. A stream of recent business books has stressed the need for organizations to change fundamentally the way they operate (e.g., Hammer & Champy, 1993; Katzenback & Smith, 1993). T…Read More

  6. Does Communication Style Matter?

    The concept and the basic dimensions of style date back to Jung’s 1914 work (Jung, 1971). Since then, many researchers have examined personality styles and further developed Jung’s ideas (e.g., Marston, 1979; Merrill & Reid, 1981; Schutz, 1966). One clear finding from this research is that t…Read More

  7. Our Personality Affects the Way We Communicate

    Our personality affects the way we communicate with others (Hunsaker & Alessandra, 1980). People with different personality styles have different priorities, and function at different paces. These differences can create problems if they remain under the surface. For instance, if Joe is slow and …Read More

  8. Why We Communicate the Way We Do

    Many people are intrigued by why we communicate the way we do. What makes one person jump at the chance to do a public presentation and another eager to avoid it? What makes one person focus on facts and another on broad impressions? Basic questions such as these have been a constant source of debat…Read More