There are many skills that are needed in the development of a strong team. Hundreds of books have been written and many seminars have been created to teach teamwork. But the question remains, what exactly is teamwork? What are you as a leader supposed to know in enabling your organization, business,charity group, or church to become the very best team that they can become?
If you are a team leader, in essence you are a coach. So, what exactly is the job description of a coach? Here are 3 basic principles that every good coach should have.
Number 1– A good coach is all about helping those on his or her team to master their unique skills.
Number 2– A good coach is one who helps the team, as a whole, overpower their weaknesses.
Number 3– A good coach focuses more on preparation and the time it takes to be ready than the game itself.
Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success. ~Unknown
Teamwork doesn’t tolerate the inconvenience of distance. ~Unknown
None of us is as smart as all of us. ~Ken Blanchard
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” ~Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), football coach for the NFL
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. ~Working together is success. Henry Ford
The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player. Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary. ~Bruce Coslet, Coach, Bengals
Development Conflict is inevitable in a team … in fact, to achieve synergistic solutions, a variety of ideas and approaches are needed. These are the ingredients for conflict. ~Susan Gerke, IBM, Leadership
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. ~Michael Jordan
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. ~Joe Paterno
A self-reinforcing upward spiral: performance stimulating pride stimulating performance. ~Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Without forgiveness, there can be no real freedom to act within a group. ~Max DePree