Are You A Part Of A Team, Or A Part Of The Problem Causing A Team To Fall Apart? Being able to touch your dream is the consequence of pulling together people who can help you live it. Have you ever met someone who seems to have all the qualities for getting a job done, but they lack the essentials to pull together quality people to help them complete the work they’ve started. This is when the cleverness and resourcefulness of a good leader should come into play. Understanding one’s own gift is important, but recognizing and knowing how to incorporate the gifts of others is extremely important. No “one man” can do any job alone.
Pooling together the right people is essential. For instance, a General Manager of a professional sports team should be aware of the fact that talent alone cannot get the job done, if their team wants to win a championship by the end of the season. Selecting the most talented people isn’t a guarantee that championship status can be achieved. There are other dynamics that must be strongly considered within the framework of a successful team, such as, the temperament of the players, or whether or not the most talented players are coachable, and so on. These are some of the ingredients that make up a healthy, championship caliber team. I discovered that teamwork really does make the dream work. However, becoming a team, appears to elude so many potentially good leaders.
Most people are so blinded by their own ambition to live their dream, that they would rather risk the forfeiture of their dream, than embrace those who can help them. You see, most people want the same thing. However, their problem is that they don’t know which avenue to take in order to reach their goal. Helping others is always the best way of helping yourself.
Great leaders understand the value of helping others live their dream, because helping others achieve success, can help them as they strive to reach their own goals. Doing a job alone is not demonstrative of a good leader. In fact, trying to achieve your purpose on your own is equilavent to a selfish child who doesn’t want anyone to play with their ball; then complains that no one wants to play with them. Refusing to block for your running back, or take a charge for your basketball team, or sacrifice your stats to bat in a man on base, is a person who is the problem causing a team to fall apart.
Leaders have to become a part of a team or else they will have no one to lead but themselves. Being a part of a team doesn’t diminish you as a leader; it only enhances your leadership skills. Whenever you connect with a team by buying into the vision of the team, you will not only link up with like-minded people, but you will personally approve your own passport to success. When you help your church to grow, your sports team to win, your school to achieve overall academic success, or your section on your job to achieve their ultimate goal, you help the team and yourself achieve success. You have to play to be voted the Most Valuable Player. Join the ranks of winners by helping your team win! Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. SEE YOU AT THE TOP!
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