Day 2: Group Dynamics and Group Facilitation

Topics include:

  • Groupthink, the Bay of Pigs, the NASA Challenger disaster, the war in Iraq

  • Robert F. Bales, fantasy chains, group facilitation

  • The here and now concept

  • Stages of team development

  • Group polarization and the risky shift phenomenon

Articles and Books:
Personality & Interpersonal Behavior, by Robert F. Bales.
Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals (about the Lincoln admistration)
Groupthink, by Irving Janis,.
Emotions Revealed, by Paul Ekman.

Unmasking the Face, by Paul Ekman
Telling Lies, by Paul Ekman.

Interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin about Lincoln's leadership style.

Click here for a website featuring a collection of articles about the concept of metaphor. Understanding how metaphors work is the key to understanding group process.