Working as a Winning Team

It's a great sunny day so it's time to get out and enjoy the weather. Many of us would like to, but we have projects due, tasks that need to be done, people that we need to see, and money that needs to be made. What if your company gave you that time off as compensation for the great effort that you gave to the team to finish a project on time?

See, when it comes to teamwork the main focus is for the team to work together. In a "Winning" team there is an equal balance of people that have unique strengths and weaknesses. Take the example of the "Chicago Bulls" of the 1990s. Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player to play the game, but did they win a championship every year that Michael had played? No.

It took a (D-type) Michael Jordan to lead the team and control the outcome. It took a (I-type) wild and energetic Dennis Rodman to keep the team fun and interesting. It took a (S-type) Scottie Pippin, Bill Cartwright, and John Paxson to support the team. And it took the (C-type) analytical mind of Phil Jackson (coach) to create a foundation for the players to play on. In the end they (Chicago Bulls) were able to capture six championships within eight years. What is your team made up of, ...all Jordans, ...all Jacksons, ...all Rodmans, ...or all Pippins, Cartwrights, Paxsons?

It is your choice who's on your team. For this next month try finding the right people for the right job, and you will have a "Winning" team every time.

Bill Harnen is a Business Owner, Speaker, Trainer, Personal/Business Coach and a Stress Management Specialist.

He is the founder of Understanding Solutions, which is a training/coaching company that specializes in helping people understand themselves and others in order to develop better relationships and build more effective, accountable, profitable and cohesive teams.

Bill is an expert on the Small Business Panel of the USA Today. He was nominated for 2004 Today's Young Executive Award hosted by The Business Ledger.

He was personally trained and certified by Dr. Robert Rohm, world-renowned speaker, trainer and founder of Personality-Insights. Bill is a sought after speaker in the field of stress management when it applies to people. He is also a member of the Candidate University, sponsored by The National Speakers Association.

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