Do you get a lot of complaining or "we're all doomed" responses from your team? Learn to create a positive environment by maintaining your own positive attitude. Monitor yourself, make it a game to never say anything negative, and get others to point it out.
- The first responsibility you have towards…your fellow team members is not to drag them down…by being negative.…There's a big difference between speaking up…when you've spotted a flaw in the plan…and being negative about the work that needs to be done.…When I was little, my brother developed a habit of saying…"Do we have to?" whenever anything was announced,…even if it was something really good…like we're all going to the zoo.…This dismal little voice would pipe up and say…"Do we have to?"…Luckily he grew out of that.…
And you may have seen the Scottish guy…on the TV comedy show 'Dad's Army' whose catchphrase is…"We're doomed, we're all doomed."…It sounds extra good with the Scottish accent…that I can't really do,…But the point is that no team needs someone like that.…So, three things you can do.…First, monitor yourself to make sure…that you remain positive or at least you don't show it…if you're feeling pessimistic.…Second, make it a game to never say anything negative,…even in the most testing situations.…
And third, get others to point it out…
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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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