9780817012106

Leading Small Groups : Basic Skills for Church and Community Organizations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780817012106

  • ISBN10:

    0817012109

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-12-01
  • Publisher: Judson Pr
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Summary

Turner charts stages of development experienced in most groups, describes various kinds of leadership roles and styles, and provides suggestions for the creative use of conflict. From his wide experience as a pastor, teacher, and consultant to religious, voluntary, and business corporations, the author has integrated his specialized experience with small groups into this revised and expanded edition of his original book, Effective Leadership in Small Groups.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Basic Leadership Skills
1(13)
Contexts of Groups
1(1)
Group Norms
2(4)
Factors That Affect a Group
6(1)
Desirable Group Characteristics
7(1)
Roles of a Leader
8(1)
The Group Facilitator
9(1)
Basic Skills for Effective Group Leadership
10(1)
Understanding Member Roles: Task and Maintenance
11(3)
Stages of Group Development
14(9)
Stages of Group Development
14(2)
Conflict Defined
16(3)
One Way to View a Group: The I.C.A Theory
19(4)
Leadership in Groups
23(14)
Identifying One's Leadership Style
25(3)
Analyzing Interpersonal Interactions
28(3)
Leadership in Organizations
31(1)
Leadership Behavior in Making Decisions
32(1)
Leadership Training for Small Groups
32(2)
Charismatic Leaders
34(1)
Following the Leader
35(1)
Leader Failings
36(1)
Small-Group Dangers
36(1)
Creative Use of Conflict
37(12)
Culture and Value Changes
39(1)
Leader Roles and System Dynamics
39(1)
Ten Ways for Leaders to Avoid Conflict
40(1)
Conflict: Its Values and Varied Dimensions
41(1)
Types of Conflict
42(1)
Positive and Negative Uses of Conflict
42(1)
Fourteen Options for Leaders in Utilizing Conflict
43(1)
Force Field Analysis
44(3)
The Values Crunch in Conflict Situations
47(2)
Decision Making in Small Groups
49(12)
Values and Decision Making
50(1)
Individual Decision Making: Action Steps
50(1)
Group Decision Making: Action Steps
51(1)
Signs of Defective Decision Making
51(1)
Group Think
52(2)
Stages in Arriving at a Stable Decision
54(1)
Decision-making Balance Sheet
55(1)
How to Use This Balance Sheet
56(1)
Decisional Conflict
56(3)
Stress Management
59(2)
Change, Systems, and Paradoxes
61(7)
Change
61(2)
Systems
63(1)
Paradox
64(3)
Additional Resources
67(1)
Training Workshops for Small-Group Leaders
68(31)
Rationale for Workshops
68(1)
Instructions to Workshop Leaders
69(3)
Decision Making
72(6)
Task and Maintenance Functions
78(4)
Leadership Styles and Interventions
82(5)
Conflict in Values
87(3)
Resistance and How to Cope with It
90(4)
Creative Conflict-Resolution Techniques
94(5)
Resources 99(16)
Person Awareness and Communication
99(1)
The Questioning Techniques
100(1)
Guidelines for Framing Questions
101(1)
Framing Questions
102(1)
Team Helpers
103(1)
The Helping Process
103(1)
Trust
104(1)
Symptoms of Distrust
104(2)
Principles of Conflict Utilization
106(1)
Conflict Intervention Cycle
107(1)
Conflict Utilization Guide
108(1)
Checklist on Communications
109(1)
Feedback
110(1)
Meetings for Two Persons
111(1)
Increasing Your Capacity to Cope with Stress
112(1)
The Relaxation Response
112(1)
Planning Steps for Action
113(2)
Notes 115(4)
Bibliography 119

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