Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Great by Choice II

Laws of Teamwork – Part 2
Adapted from John C. Maxwell’s Book – The 17 Indispensable Laws of Teamwork

What is the penalty for not obeying the laws?

Are you embracing the laws as you go about doing the work?

Significance is intentional, not accidental. There is no such thing as luck. Prepare, obey the laws, and do the work expected from you.

Here are today’s nuggets on seven more laws of teamwork:

1.      The Law of the Bad Apple. Rotten attitudes ruin the team. It is easier to crush a rotten apple. Don’t be the bad apple that will cause the team to self-destruct. Don’t we all need to perform daily attitude checks?

2.      The Law of the Countability. Teammates must be able to count on each other when it counts most. Can you be counted on when it really counts?

3.      The Law of the Price Tag. Failing to pay the price is planning to fail. It is worth paying the full price for success. Success never goes on sale! Are you willing to pay the price by preparing over and over again prior to getting in the field of battle?

4.      The Law of Scoreboard. The team can make adjustments based on the score. Are you playing by the law of the scorecard? Are you keeping score and facing the numbers with courage so you can improve them? Are you a record breaker?

5.      The Law of the Bench. Great teams have great bench depth. Do you know where the team strength lies? Are you settling for being the MVP when you could be part of a winning team?

6.      The Law of Identity. Shared values and vision define the team. Are you helping to create a winning culture? Are you playing for your audience of one or are you creating a winning culture? Do you know who you are or are you just known for what you do?

7.      The Law of the Communication. Communication is the fuel that ignites the team. Failing to communicate is shutting down the fuel pump. What quality of fuel are you adding to the engine? Is it low grade or high octane fuel, rocket fuel?

The purpose of the 7 Daily Nuggets is to teach us what we need to know to live a prosperous life; the things that we may not have learned or are not currently learning in church, school, home or at work. Let’s apply what we learn here and share these nuggets with others. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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