Elements of a Strong Team

November 24, 2008 — Leave a comment

I picked this up a few years ago, but I can’t remember from where.  I think it’s a great reminder for anyone who is leading–or building–a team.

1)    A strong team has members who place others’ needs first.

2)    A strong team has members who add value to our efforts.

3)    A strong team has members who recognize the common goal.  What is your agenda?

4)    A strong team has members who tailor their abilities to meet the common needs.  Good partners determine beforehand where their abilities are best used, then offer them to strengthen the effort of the team.

5)    A strong team has members who respect the trust we have for each other.  Partnerships are based on trust.  True partners always check their motives before saying or doing something on behalf of the team.

6)    A strong team has members who Embodies excellence.  You’ve heard the saying, “A team is only as strong as its weakest link.”  If your partner does not embody excellence in what they say and do, your partnership will not result in excellence. 

7)    A strong team has members who Respect each other’s uniqueness and contribution.  A good partner complements your weaknesses and considers your unique strengths to be assets for achieving a common purpose.

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