ATD-5: Managing the Prima Donna


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Every once in a while, you'll end up with a team member who thinks they are special — you know who I'm talking about — the Prima Donna. This is the team member who thinks the scope and boundaries of the team and the team ground rules don't apply to them.

To survive as the team leader, you'll need to monitor and manage this team member. Prima Donna's have a tendency to do what they want, when they want, so you'll need to keep a close eye on deliverables and commitments.

What You Will Learn

  • The characteristics of a Prima Donna
  • What steps to take to ensure this employee doesn't destroy your team

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