Nobody wants to struggle anymore; we want our tasks and projects completed without any road blocks. We tend to select those with our same personality to avoid challenges those with different personalities might impose to our opinions.
The truth is, we are missing opportunities. Active teams are those with people who have different personalities to complete each other.
In my teenage years, my classmates asked me to lead a group of teenagers to plan a summer picnic towards the end of the school year.
That was a big deal to me, a summer picnic? I imagined myself leading the group to plan a killer picnic, all the chicks surrounding me, and everyone else congratulating me for a job well done. What a dream! I started giving orders to the group; you know how teenagers dislike what I was doing. I thought I was killing it.
To make a long story short, I blew it and ended up doing almost all the planning activities on my own. If you ask me to do the same thing today, I’d instead motivate my team members to plan the picnic.