If it seems you’re always having to deal with drama within your team, guess what? It’s because you allow it.
You may not be able to control drama. But you can control what you allow yourself and your team members to be expose to.
Not everything said needs a verbal response. Silence is a response.
I know it’s sometimes easier said than done, especially if you feel you or your version of events have been inaccurately portrayed. But you can be the bigger person if you simply don’t engage.
As a leader of a team you also have a responsibility to the greater good. If you have a couple of consultants who feel it necessary to bring drama around others on your team, you’re allowing a negative work environment.
Imagine if a brand new consultant just joined, then joined our team page only to see a hornet’s nest of drama among consultants? Awk! That new person would be thinking “What did I just get myself into?”
Sometimes being a leader requires you to make some unpopular decisions. Remember: Think of the greater good.
This llama doesn’t want your drama.