We = Power

My dad once said, “If you have a problem, share it with someone who you think can help you. If nothing else, your problem
will be cut in half.”
There is a lot of truth to this. This is the essence of and strength behind working as a team.
Building the right team and cultivating team spirit is one of the most powerful business strategies anyone working in any kind of company atmosphere has available; yet, it is one that is often overlooked.
Working successfully as a team is hard work. It takes a strong team leader to maintain a respectful and open work environment.
Individuals with different personalities, skill sets, and agendas need to feel that they are part of the team and learn to work together to achieve a common goal.
The right team needs to include people who are willing to work and be a part of the team. It also has key people who have the ability to create a sense of positive culture. They aren’t necessarily the leaders, but they are the coaches.
Their knowledge base is vast and includes the following:
  • Relevant expertise for the project, directive, or opportunity
  • A full range of perspective and discipline to get results
  • Sufficient credibility so as to be taken seriously
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to forgo personal interests that could potentially interfere with corporate goals
Finally, a good team leader will recognize the team’s efforts, as well as the individuals’. In this way, he or she can build a high-performance team that is confident and challenged. A good team member will be ready to actively jump in with both feet and follow the direction as set out by the team leader. Although the team leader sets the tone and acts as a guide, the team in its entirety is the power.

About Lorii Myers

39 Time Award Winning Author
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