17 Essential Qualities of a
by John C Maxwell
Chapters 4 | 5 | 6
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
MANY VOICES WITH A SINGLE HEART
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
If you can't, your team Won't
competent people are:
- Are committed to excellence
- Never settle for mediocre. They always do their best.
- Pay attention to detail.
- Perform with consistency.
THE GO-TO PLAYERS
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