Hijackers are those people who try to take over your meeting and change the direction. Let’s unpack why people hijack, take a look at the different types of hijackers, and then get some tips on what we can do about it.
Why do people hijack? The most important thing I’ve learned is that people aren’t hijacking your meeting to piss you off. They really aren’t. They also aren’t doing it because they are control freaks who want to be in charge, or want to make you look bad.
There are a lot of reasons someone might hijack your meeting. Here are a few:
Over the past 15 years of working in the cybersecurity industry I have been privileged to have worked with highly intelligent, experienced and articulate colleagues. My experiences in large scale transformation programmes, workshops, interviews, managing both project and operational teams encompass consulting and internal business roles. These experiences led to interactions with hundreds of individuals where I have become aware of some consistent and humorous behaviour types displayed. These include eight positive and negative types including: