What would you do in the following situation?

You've been assigned by your boss to be the project leader on a major new company initiative. One of the members of your group clearly is not happy with your leadership (in fact, he wanted to be assigned project leader) and has loudly and consistently voiced his objections to many of your decisions. At the last meeting, he directly attacked your credibility by saying "You have no idea what you're talking about. You haven't done your homework. Your actions will make a mess of this entire project." The project is almost finished. You only have two more weeks of meetings. How do you handle this situation? Do you just go on with your work and ignore the bluster and insulting comments, since the project is about over (nonconfrontational style)? Do you assertively seek to put a stop to the comments (controlling style)? Or do you try to have a heart to heart conversation and seek a positive resolution to the tension (cooperative style)? What would you do?

Asked By: Babygirl02/14 - 10/28/2009
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you pull this person aside in a private meeting and tell him, to either get on board and be a member of the team, or you can bring up his problems with the higher management of the project. Meanwhile you have already alerted the higher ups into the fact that this person is trying to hinder and perhaps derail their... More
Answered By: babblin'brooke - 10/28/2009
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I would have a heart to heart with another trusted member of the team and try and see what the others feel. Then I would assertively put him in his place the next time he starts acting up.
Answered By: Jessykabeth - 10/28/2009
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