Azurin and Yvette Pantilla of bizsum. Building a winning team requires understanding of these principles. Whatever your goal or project, you need to add value and invest in your team so the end product benefits from more ideas, energy, resources, and perspectives. One is too small a number to achieve greatness. The Law of the Big Picture The goal is more important than the role. Members must be willing to subordinate their roles and personal agendas to support the team vision.
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Rivalry within a team simply ruins the whole game of the team. Talent is not enough to win, it takes a bunch of players with both talent and good attitudes to achieve something great. There are 5 truths about Attitudes and how they affect teamwork: 1. Attitudes have the power to lift up or tear down a team. An attitude compounds when exposed to others. Bad attitudes compound faster than good ones. Attitudes are subjective, so identifying a wrong one can be difficult. Rotten Attitudes, left alone, ruin everything.
Bad attitudes must be addressed. The first place to start is with yourself. Do you secretly believe that recent team successes are attributable to your personal efforts, not the work of the whole team?
Do you keep score when it comes to the praise and perks handed out to other team members? Do you have a hard time admitting you made a mistake? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to keep your attitude in check. Chapter 9: The Law of Countability Teammates must be able to count on each other when it counts.
Stanley C. Team members who can depend on each other only during easy times have not developed countability. For team leaders, here are some suggestions from William Cohen: 1. Develop pride in group membership. Convince your group that they are the best. Give recognition whenever possible. Encourage organizational mottos, names, symbols, and slogans. Focus on the common purpose. Encourage people to participate in activities together outside of work. Chapter The Law of the Price Tag The team fails to reach its potential when it fails to pay the price.
It had lost the battle with Sears, by failing to pay the price. Sears, on the other hand, had ventured into retail stores in big cities, shifting focus from rural to urban centers. Sears became the most successful department store chain in the country. The owners of Montgomery Ward were unwilling to get out of their comfort zone, take a risk, and try to break new ground. Here are the 4 truths about The Law of the Price Tag: 1.
The price must be paid by everyone. The price must be paid all the time. The price increases if the team wants to improve, change, or keep winning. The price never decreases. Sacrifice, time commitment, personal development, unselfishness, these are some of the prices we pay for team success. Chapter The Law of the Scoreboard The team can make adjustments when it knows where it stands For any kind of team, the scoreboard is essential.
The scoreboard is essential to understanding. It provides a snapshot of the game at any given time. The scoreboard is essential to evaluating. The scoreboard is essential to decision making. The scoreboard is essential to adjusting. The scoreboard is essential to winning. It constantly makes adjustments to the desires and interests of its customers and potential customers.
They created a unique rating system for subscribers to exchange information on individuals selling merchandise on the site. It always has an eye on the scoreboard, and has its finger on the pulse of consumer trends. Chapter The Law of the Bench Great teams have great depth. Any team that wants to excel must have good substitutes as well as starters. This holds true in any field, not just sports. Starters are frontline people who directly add value to the organization and directly influence its course.
The bench is made up of the people who indirectly add value to the organization and who support the starters. The Bench is indispensable. The success of a supporting player can multiply the success of a starter 3.
There are more bench players than starters 4. A bench player placed correctly will at times be more valuable than a starter 5. A strong bench player gives the leader more options 6. Who is joining the team? Are you developing the team? Who is leaving the team? How do you build your bench? Is he driving, influencing, supporting, or calculating? Is she motivated by results, relationships, money, recognition, or security?
Does he work best alone or with a team? Are they maintainers or builders? Will he fit the culture? Where does she fit in and add value? Chapter The Law of Identity Shared values define the team. Shared values are like… Glue. Just like in a marriage, if team members are not willing to fight for the team, then the chances of working as a unit and staying together to reach their potential are very small. A Foundation.
You need common ground to build on. Values make the strongest foundation. A Ruler. Values set the standard for team performance. They must be a measure of expectations to be fulfilled. A Compass. When a team embraces a set of values, they possess a moral compass to make decisions by. A Magnet.
What kind of people are drawn to Habitat for Humanity? People who want to see substandard housing eliminated. The type of values you choose for the team will attract the type of members you need.
People attract other like-minded people. An Identity. Values define the team and give it a unique identity to its members, potential recruits, clients, and the public. Put them down on paper. Compare values with practices.
The 17 Indisputable Laws Of Teamwork By John C. Maxwell – Book Summary
John C. Building a winning team requires understanding of these principles. Whatever your goal or project, you need to add value and invest in your team so the end product benefits from more ideas, energy, resources, and perspectives. One is too small a number to achieve greatness. The Law of the Big Picture The goal is more important than the role.
Book Summary: The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
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