The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player

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U THE 17 ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF A TEAM PLAYER BECOMING THE KIND OF PERSON EVERY TEAM WANTS B U by John C. Maxwell. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2002 B Here is a clear character profile of the ideal Team Player . Maxwell stresses some main qualities of a good team player: intentional, or he is focused on the big picture, relational, focused on others, selfless, willing to take a backseat for the good of the team, and tenacious - works hard to overcome obstacles, no matter what. U U 1. Adaptable: If you won't change for the team, the team may change you. Team players who are most likely to become adaptable possess the following characteristics: a) they are highly teachable; b) they are emotionally secure; c) they are creative; and, d)…show more content…
- Enlargers add value to their teammates. - Enlargers make themselves more valuable. How do we become Enlargers? - Believe in others before they believe in you. - Serve others before they serve you. - Add value to others before they add value to you. Point out your teammates' strengths, encourage and motivate them out of their comfort zone, but within their gift zone. 9. Enthusiastic: Your heart is the source of energy for the team People who bring an enthusiastic attitude to teamwork often. - Take responsibility for their own enthusiasm. - Act their way into feeling. The only way to begin is simply to begin! - Believe in what they are doing. - Spend time with enthusiastic people. Enthusiasm is contagious. 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, the 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: 1) They know where the team is going. 2) They let the leader of the team lead. 3) They place team accomplishment ahead of their own. 4) They do whatever is

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