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Chapter 13. When Team Members Don't Make... > Identify Potential Problems - Pg. 148

When Team Members Don't Make the Grade 148 Identify Potential Problems "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This old adage sums up how to deal with problems better than any modern dictum. By looking for early indicators, poor performance, deteriorating work habits, or conflicts between members, problems can be identified and steps taken to avert them before they become really serious. This does not mean that the leader should jump in at the first sign of a problem, but he or she should note it and watch that member carefully. It often may be a temporary aberration that will go away without intervention. Heads Up! Team leaders who don't keep their fingers on the pulse of all the members are asking for trouble. Watching for signs of behavior or attitude change is the only way to prevent problems from getting out of hand. When Members Signal Problems