Learn how to play more than one role and increase your value to your team. Use your second or third choices, if required. Examine your current team for new roles.
- As we saw earlier,…there are maybe as many as 16 things…that need to be done within a team,…and the team may only be two or three people,…so everyone is going to have to contribute…in a number of different ways.…It's not going to be enough to say,…"Well, that's what I do, and that's all I do."…In fact, even your number one best thing,…let's say it's keeping a track of all the details,…might be someone else's number one best thing as well,…so you might not even get to do that.…So flexibility of role is a useful feature in a team player,…and it's worth being aware of this,…and trying to cultivate it in yourself.…
Basically, you start with knowing what you're best at,…and then you also work out what your reserve choices are.…Maybe you have one or two or three other things…you can do well in a team.…Then, you can use your second or third choices if required,…and you would do this consciously.…You would think, "I know I like to boss everyone around,…"but Jeff is even more bossy than me,…"and he's a good guy, so I'll let him lead…
- Identify how to work effectively as a team without management.
- Develop skills for better communication and trust.
- Determine how to handle conflict on a team.
- Assess how to deliver results reliably.
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Importance of Teams
2. What Makes a Great Team?
3. Your Responsibility to Other Team Members
4. Becoming a Better Team Member
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