When projects are scheduled and team members are assigned to your team, it's important that everyone understands your project end-to-end. Every once in a while, no matter how well you prep your team, you'll end up with a team member who thinks they are special -- you know who I'm talking about, the Prima Donna. This is the team member who thinks the scope and boundaries of the project, and the team ground rules don't apply to him.
To survive as this team's leader, you'll need to monitor and manage this team member or your project could be in jeopardy. They have a tendency to do what they want, when they want so keep an eye on deliverables and commitments. Here's what to do if the team member:
In the real world of team leadership, you will encounter all types of team members. Knowing how to deal with each type will be critical to your success.
Have you had a Prima Donna on your team? How did you deal with it?