Your Impact on the Team
We can improve our impact on our team by understanding the type of team players we are – how we can leverage our strengths for the benefit of the team, and manage our idiosyncrasies so we don’t drive the team crazy.
You spoke up at the meeting because “everyone was thinking it” but no one had to guts to speak up. Why the silence? You fought for that proposal and took it as far as it could go because it was the “right” thing to do. Why is your boss mad at you? You called the client and told him to watch out for a possible problem. Why are your teammates barely speaking to you?
The best intentions don’t always yield the best results. When we are part of a team, we need to pay attention to how our actions affect the group. It may be a matter of figuring out when to pull back, when to push hard and when to just listen.
How we view ourselves and our teammates is what can make the difference between a dynamic team and a group of separate competing individuals that just get in each others’ way.
At the end of this session you will have:
- Demonstrated the behaviors of a “real” team player that contribute to the team’s success.
- Recognized and overcome behaviors that wreck team success.
- Built a cohesive commitment to become a results driven team.