There is no such thing as a self made man/woman. We are not designed to live in isolation and we need each other. Each of us has talents and gifts that others need. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. Individuals play the game, and teams win championships. Even if you are an individual athlete, such as a runner, you have the help of others who grow your food, make your running shoes, coach you, and those that do other things such as make a road, bed that you sleep in and other things that leave you ample time for you to run. In a sense these people are your extended team. For most of us we work with others and our collective effort is what helps us achieve success.
If you think you are the entire picture or most important you will never see the big picture. Is your priority the team or yourself? Have your actions over the last week demonstrated a focus on self or on team? What percent of time did you spend on you or on helping others? All players have a place where they add the most value. If each person is not doing what adds the most value to the team, you won’t achieve your potential as a team. Great leadership must know the individual contributors, the team and the situations.
You should constantly ask yourself what is my best contribution and how can I help my teammates? Build yourself and your team today to be able to meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.
- Define team challenges and opportunities
- Define team goals
- Define team outcomes
- Define individual challenges and opportunities
- Define individual goals
- Define individual outcomes
- Make sure team and individual outcomes are in alignment