17 Essential Qualities of a
Team Player

by John C Maxwell
Chapters 4 | 5 | 6

Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants

In this book, John C Maxell analyzes the personal characteristics essential to becoming an effective team player. He uses the success of various people to illustrate each characteristic. This book gives clear and concrete action steps designed to improve each member and encourage each to be a better TEAM PLAYER

Building the TEAM is just as important as producing the product. Maxwell- p.40

#4COMMUNICATIVE
MANY VOICES WITH A SINGLE HEART

A TEAM THAT SAVED A TOWN p. 29

Communicative team players...

    • Do not isolate themselves from others.
    • Make it easy for teammates to communicate with them.
    • Follow the twenty-four hour rule. This means never allowing a conflict to go unresolved for 24 hours.
    • Give attention to potentially difficult relationships.
    • Follow up important communication in writing. Parties must have a clear idea what is expected of each.
    • Be candid. Openness fosters trust. Speak truthfully but kindly and respectfully to your teammates

#5 COMPETENT
If you can't, your team Won't

"...inspiration is easy. Implementation is the hard part." Bob Taylor- CEO

competent people are:

  • Are committed to excellence
  • Never settle for mediocre. They always do their best.
  • Pay attention to detail.
  • Perform with consistency.

#6 DEPENDABLE
THE GO-TO PLAYERS

CHRISTOPHER REEVES' TEAM, EVERY DAY, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING HIM ALIVE!

Teammates need to know they can count on each other when times are tough.

The essence of dependability:

  • Pure motives. If there are no hidden agendas the team will make progress.
  • The ability to take on responsibility.
  • Sound thinking and good judgment, when it counts.
  • Consistent contribution, no matter how tired, overwhelmed or distracted, you must be able to deliver.

Commit goals to paper.

Parker Middle School Team Work Question and Answer Session

Evaluating Parker's Teamwork!!