I often notice I tend to butt heads with other people who have ostentatious dominant personalities. I've only started to notice this because I know I can collaborate better with others who aren't this way.
Here's a situation:
I was offered to team up with another colleague. This particular colleague, with whom I'm good friends, would often want to take the reins. He would often like to take over to do the particular task and would quickly forget that we were meant to be working together. I would interject to remind him and he would go back to working with me for a short time but then quickly go back to his own ways. The cycle would then occur again and we would both become frustrated with each other.
If we hadn't been good friends before, we probably would have had an argument.
So, my question. What are the best ways of working with others who tend to naturally like to dominate conversations. How does one coach them to be more collaborative?