Welcome to this episode of Jack Chat and another tiny lesson in leadership, straight up.
In this episode, I’d like to talk about the importance of teams.
Frankly, working together is the only way we’ve survived on this planet. Through the centuries, people have shared countless bits of wisdom about this essential truth. You’ve heard them all…
- The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
- I get by with a little help from my friends.
- A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
- Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.
And yet, with all this, we are still plagued by dysfunction on our teams in the workplace and beyond. Before you start thinking about who is causing issues on your team… stop.
And remember that the only way any team has ever recovered from dysfunction is for someone on the team to stop blaming others and decide to go first in making things better.
Maybe that will be you.
Here are some self-reflection questions to get you started:
In what ways do I contribute to the health of the team I am on?
In what ways do I add to the dysfunction of the team I am on?
What can I change about my own behavior in order to be a better team player?
Give those questions some thought… go first! And join me again for another chat!