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To improve enthusiasm, one must: - Show a sense of urgency. - Be willing to do more. - Strive for excellence.
10. Intentional: Make every action count Being intentional means working with a strong sense of purpose. Successful individuals are never scattered and haphazard. They have a clear reason why they are doing what they are doing. For a team to be successful, it needs intentional people who are focused and productive, kind of people who can make every action count.
11. Mission conscious: The Big Picture is coming in loud and clear.The four qualities of mission-conscious team players are ff:
- They know where team is going. - They let leader of team lead. - They place team accomplishment ahead of their own. - They do whatever is necessary to achieve mission.
To improve mission consciousness you must: - Check to see if your team focuses on its mission. - Find ways to keep mission in mind. - Contribute your best as a team member.
12. Prepared: Preparation can mean difference between winning and losing To be a more prepared team, think about following: a) assessment; b) alignment; c) attitude; and, d) action.
To improve preparedness you must: a) become a process thinker; b) do more research; and, c) learn from your mistakes.
13. elational: If you get along, others will go along Teams want people who are relational. Look for following in your team relationships: a) respect; b) Shared experiences; c) Trust; d) Reciprocity; and, e) mutual enjoyment.
To better relate to your teammates you must: a) focus on others instead of yourself; b) ask right questions; c) share common experiences; and, d) make others feel special.
14. Self-improving: To improve team, improve yourself People who are constantly improving themselves make three processes an ongoing cycle in their lives: Preparation, Contemplation, and Application.
To become self-improving you must: a) become highly teachable; b) plan your progress; c) value self-improvement above self-promotion.
15. Selfless: There is no "I" in team As a team member, how do you cultivate an attitude of selflessness?
- Be generous. - Avoid internal politics. - Display loyalty. - Value interdependence over independence.
To become more selfless.
- Promote someone other than yourself. - Take a subordinate role. - Give secretly, without other team members knowing.
16. Solution-oriented: Make a resolution to find solution Your personality type, upbringing and personal history affect how solution-oriented you are naturally. Anyone can become solution-oriented. Solution oriented people recognize these truths: - Problems are a matter of perspective. - All problems are solvable. - Problems either stop us or stretch us.
To make yourself a solution-oriented team player, you must: a) refuse to give up; b) refocus your thinking; c) rethink your strategy; and, d) repeat process.
17. Tenacious: Never, never, never quit Being tenacious means giving all that you've got, 100% not more than you have. It has something to do with working with determination, not waiting on destiny. Tenacious people do not rely on luck, fate, or destiny for their success. When conditions become difficult, they keep working. Quitting when job is done, not when you're tired. Push yourself beyond what you think you are capable of.
To improve your tenacity, you must: a) work harder or smarter; b) stand for something c) make your work a game.
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because characte is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." -John Wooden, college basketball coach
"Although they only give gold medals in field of athletics, I encourage everyone to look into themselves and find their own personal dream, whatever that may be - sports, medicine, law, business, music, writing, whatever. The same principles apply. Turn your dream into a goal and learn how to attack that goal systematically. Break it into bite-size chunks that seem possible, and then don't give up. Just keep plugging away." - John Naber, swimmer, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist
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This Article is based on the following book: The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player Becoming The Kind of Person Every Team Wants By John C. Maxwell, author of 'The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership' Published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001 ISBN: 0785274359 156 pages