I think we should listen to everyone's idea first.
I just wanna go home and play.
Thinking of a solution
I think I should help them overcome their bad traits.
Hmmmm I wonder what should I do with our group.
One day, at my school Liceo de Cagayan Univesity, our science teacher gave us our performance task. He grouped us randomly into 4 and through count off, I was put in group number 1. Our professor then assigned me to be the leader of group 1. Initially, I was nervous because I was not used in being the leader of the group.
I was grouped with Peter, Carl and Josh which each had unique personalities. Peter was somehow being close-minded by not listening to other member's ideas. Carl is extremely shy and barely even talks. Josh is known to be a lazy person and doesn't pass assignments on time. I was worried because of these circumstances however I never lost faith in my members.
Meeting with my groupmates
Guys, I know what we should do.
*THE NEXT DAY*
With each unique personalities, I had to think of a way to somehow make the group work. I had to think it through because I felt like it was my job as a leader to direct my group into the right path. It took me a quite some time to think of a plan as I am rarely in this type of situation. After a few hours of thinking, I was able to think of a way.
Hmmmm very imressive
So my plan was to talk to Peter about listening first to the other member's ideas without offending him. Meanwhile I plan to let Carl to be the one to report so he can overcome his shyness. Lastly, I plan to always follow up Josh in doing his part so he won't forget it. I was really hoping that everyone would go as planned.
Plan: Let Carl report so he can over come his shyness.
Always remind Josh in making his part.
Make peter realize the importance of listening to other people
By the next day, I called for a meeting with my groupmates to discuss the thing that we should do. After we have gathered, I then told them what I had in my mind and luckily they agreed. By then, we divided the task and then we started working. At that point, I knew that we had a huge potential in making the task a success.
Proceeds to tell them the plan*
Our presentation went so smooth and everything was in order. Our professor seemed to really like the report. Carl, who was extremely shy overcomed his weakness and he was able to deliver the report well. Our content, where Josh played a really big part, was on point and was really well thought.