Nobody's perfect but a team can be, helping each other's weaknesses and on off days. To be the best you need specialists (quarterbacks, receivers, kickers, etc.) Learn how teamwork helps get the job done.
- I don't think I'm a natural team player.…And I'm certainly not very good at following instructions.…I'd rather be in charge.…My ideal team size is one.…So, it doesn't always come naturally to me…and I don't think being a great team player…comes naturally to anyone.…The person who just blends in and does whatever…their colleagues want is also not really…an all around team player.…Because they probably won't point out snags in the plan,…or take unpopular decisions, or challenge others…who aren't contributing to the team.…
Lots of things need to be done in a team…and we can't possibly all be naturals at doing all of them.…Nobody can do everything and nobody is perfect,…but a team can be.…And a team can cover every skill that's needed.…So, a team is really the only way…to get something difficult done.…Partly, this is about specialists.…You might need a quarterback, some receivers,…maybe a kicker who only comes on for a couple of minutes…in the whole match but does something…that nobody else can do, etcetera.…
But it's also about helping each other…
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- Getting the job done
- Dividing up the work
- Cultivating communication
- Handling conflict
- Delivering reliably
- Playing more than one role
- Using your strengths and dealing with your weaknesses
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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