By: The Business Services Team
Whether we are discussing the RMFMA team, your work team, or any other team that you may participate in, team players are essential. Building a new team or adding to an existing one takes more thought than just an open invitation. Changes to the team will affect all the players whether you are the team captain, a seasoned player or a rookie. Good qualities are just as important as skills. Blending the team together takes growth on the part of all the team players. People may want to be on the team, but don’t know how to be a good team player. It is the role of the team leader to look for people with the good team player qualities and help the existing players accept and grow into these qualities as well. Since a team is made of more than one person, there needs to be clear communication and collaboration on the team. Collaboration is multiplication and extension of resources.
In his book, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, John C. Maxwell has identified the qualities necessary to become the kind of person every team wants. Growing these qualities will help each of us be better team contributors and team participants.
Tenacious Never, Never, Never Quit
Enlarging Adding Value to Teammates is Invaluable
Adaptable If You Won’t Change for the Team, the Team may Change You
Mission Conscious The (Big) Picture is Coming in Loud and Clear
Solution Oriented Make a Resolution to Find and Implement the Solution
See (‘C’) the qualities of a good team player.
Collaborative Working Together Precedes Winning Together
Committed There Are No Halfhearted Champions
Communication A Team is Many Voices with a Single Heart
Competent If You Can’t, the Team Won’t
Team players can PRESS forward with good qualities.
Prepared Preparation Can Make the Difference Between Winning and Losing
Relational If You Get Along, Others Will Get Along
Enthusiastic Your Heart is the Source of Energy for the Team
Self-Improving To Improve the Team, Improve Yourself
Selfless There is no “I” in Team
The team players DID it – they used good qualities and succeeded.
Dependable Teams Go GO-TO Players
Intentional Make Every Action Count
Disciplined Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
Putting together a team that works well together takes time, effort, communication, and a willingness to be more that a group of individuals. Organizations of all types accomplish more when people work together.
The FleetPros Blog is written and moderated by the Business Manager with contributions from the membership and Business Services Team.