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Dominant participants often stifle collaborative problem solving and creativity among participants. But they often have good ideas that deserve consideration. Good leaders need to direct the energies of dominant participates in a nonthreating way so that others have opportunities to contribute.

How to handle the dominant participant

Effective leaders use some of the following techniques and strategies in handling dominant participants.

For more about this Listen to the Expert [audio clip] (text) "Dealing with meeting domination" (4:20)

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