Teamwork is hard to achieve. It requires members of the team, including the leader, to be as positive as they can be about relationships, goals and outcomes. And when team members and leaders have to look at things critically they must do so with the spirit of trying to fix the problem, not just whine […] Read more
I have had the opportunity recently of observing several brainstorming sessions. Solid brainstorming rules could have made all the difference in these sessions, if the facilitator had been aware of them.
I just ran across this inspiring video that demonstrates there is truly a caring side to Teamwork teamwork. Though you may not initially define the crowd in this video as a team, they quickly became one as they come to the aid of this disabled man. This inspirational teamwork video teaches us three things.
When I was a kid I use to ask my parents why I had to do “stupid” Algebra. The only answer I ever remember was “because.” “Because” I would ask. “Yes because,” was their reply. If my parents had instead said because it will help you become a better problem solver, improve your chess game, make you more intelligent and finally if you take enough of these algebra classes you may never have to take another one ever again I may have been catapulted into algebra delight. However, their response had the opposite effect.
How many “nice guy” employees have you seen in your career that stay in the background of teams and organizations and are never held accountable for their sub-par performance? I’ve seen my share. This was definitely the case with Darryl Strawberry.