TRAINING & CONSULTANCY PLT (Reg. No. :
NEWS & ARTICLES
Personal and Team
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player – John Maxwell
1. Adaptable : If you won’t change for
the Team, the Team may change you.
Inflexibility is one of the
worst human failings. You can learn to check impetuosity, overcome fear with confidence, and laziness with
discipline. But for rigidity of mind there is no antidote. It carries the seeds of its own
Blessed are the
flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
To become more
§ Get into the habit of
§ Revaluate your
§ Think outside the
2. Collaborative : Working together precedes
All your strength
is in union, all your danger is in discord.
To become a
collaborative team player…..
§ Take yourself out of the
3. Committed : There are no half hearted
The moment one
definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never
otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of event issue from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of
unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his
with commitment can make an extraordinary impact on their world.
To improve your
level of commitment…..
§ Tie your commitments to
§ Evaluate your teammates’
“Nobody who ever gave his
best regretted it” … George Halas
: A team is many voices
with a single heart
Think like a wise
man but communicate in the language of the people.
To improve your
§ Be candid
§ Be quick (24 hours
§ Be inclusive
5. Competent : If you can’t, your team
People forget how
fast you did your job – but they remember how well you did it.
people have something in common:
they are committed to excellence
they never settle for average
they pay attention to detail
they perform with consistency
“…… inspiration is easy.
Implementation is the hard part…..”
To improve your
§ Focus yourself
§ Sweat the small
§ Give more attention to
6. Dependable : Teams go to Go-to
Fear not those who
argue but those who dodge.
more than ability alone.
“In the final analysis, the
one quality that all successful people have …. Is the ability to take on responsibility.’
“It is not enough that we do
our best, sometimes we have to do what is required”
While motivation addresses
why people are dependable, responsibility indicates that they
want to be dependable.
Poet Edward Everett
Hale once wrote:
I am only one
But still I am one
I cannot do everything
But still I can do something
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do
To improve your
§ Check your
§ Discover what your word
§ Find someone to hold you
7. Disciplined : Where there’s a will,
there’s a win
What we do on some
great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years
“Discipline is the
refining fire by which talent becomes ability”.
Team player must
Action separates the winners
from the losers. The parent who comes home when promised instead of working late is practicing disciplined
action and when they do, the other people who are depending on them benefit.
To become a more disciplined
§ Strengthen your work
§ Take on a
§ Tame your
: Adding value
to teammates is invaluable
The purpose of life
is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done
in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought to other people’s lives than you will
from the times that you outdid and defeated them.
If you want to
enlarge others, then you have to …..
§ Believe in others before
they believe in you
§ Serve others before they
§ Add value to others
before you add value to you.
“People will always move
toward anyone who increases them and away from others who devalue them”
9. Enthusiastic : You heart is the source
of energy for the team
“I feel sorry for
the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will
never achieve anything worthwhile”
“Nothing great will
ever be achieved without enthusiasm”
contagious. It’s difficult to remain neutral or indifferent in the presence of a positive thinker”
§ Show a sense of
§ Be willing to do
§ Strive for
10 Intentional : Make every action
“Some men have
thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they
“One is not borne
into the world to do everything, but to do something”
To improve your
§ Explore your strengths
§ Specialize in your
§ Plan your calendar with
11. Mission Conscious : The big picture is coming
in loud and clear
The secret of
success is constancy of purpose
“He who has a
why to live for can bear almost any how”
can mean the difference between winning and
come from unspectacular preparation.
It’s better to prepare
than to repair.
§ Become a process thinker
§ Do more
§ Learn from
: if you get
along, others will go along
us to define who we are and what we can become. Most of us can trace our successes to pivotal
are the glue that holds team members together
Look out for these
14. Self-improving: To improve the team,
“Perfection is what
you’re striving for, but perfection is not impossibility.
However, striving for perfection is not an impossibility. Do the best you can under the
conditions that exist. That is what counts”.
“Learn as if you
were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow”
“It is not what you
are going to do, but it’s what you are doing now that counts”.
“A time comes when
you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be”.
teachable, plan your progress.
15. Selfless : There is no I in Team
“A man has cause to
regret only when he sows and no one reaps.”
“When you stop
giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it’s time to turn off the light.”
§ Be generous
§ Value interdependence
“You have not lived today
successfully unless you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you.”
16. Solution Orientated : Make a resolution to find
“Don’t find fault,
find a remedy”
To make yourself a
more solution-orientate team player…..
§ Refuse to give
§ Refocus your
§ Rethink your
§ Repeat the
“No problem can withstand the
assault of sustained thinking”
17. Tenacious : Never, never, never
“to see far is one
thing, going there is another”
“to finish first,
you must finish”
Giving all that you have, not more than you have
Work with determination
Quitting when the job is done, not when you’re tired