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First published on this website in August 2009 and last updated in July 2017

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Categories: Communication , Management


Any group has some form of 'agenda'. But what about the 'sub-agenda' that is actually going on? Here is advice for group leaders (whether of a whole congregation or just three people) on how to spot what might be happening.

  1. Check the basics (size, purpose, set up, culture)
  2. Focus on each person (personality, position, where they fit, relationships)
  3. Use your eyes! (where people sit, how they look, how they involve themselves)
  4. Use your ears! (what they are really saying, who they are talking to, their role)
  5. Observe the whole group (listening, loving, status, leadership)

But be aware that being part of a group may never be the same again!


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Author's notes

These notes have been updated in July 2017 with minor amendments to the text.