A couple of months ago, I wrote a paper titled, “The leaders guide to the Tuckman model.” Right about the time I was preparing to publish it, I read a post that discredited Tuckman’s model. After reading the post, I decided not to publish the paper out of a fear of judgement.
Today I was reminded of the saying, “all models are wrong; some are useful.” We, humans, are too complex for any model to be applicable in every situation. Is Tuckman’s model the only way teams form? Absolutely not. Do some teams seem to go through the stages of the model? Yes. The paper is now published (you can find it here)
You never know who or how you’re going to help by pushing through your fears. Pushing through your fears is what leaders do.
You’ve got this.