Monday, April 2, 2012
Believe it or not there is no "I" in team. A team is made up of a leader that strives to get other individuals to accomplish a common goal. Any one individual can accomplish a goal depending on what it is. Leaders are not born a leader. It takes time to develop leadership skills. A leader is only a leader if a team decides that person is a leader. Interesting thought, don't you think?
In other words, to be a leader you must have a team that agrees that you are a leader. Therefore, teamwork is imperative to getting most things done. Remember the saying, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts?" This refers to team and here I am using it to refer to teamwork.
In the video one person stood up and became the leader. Others noticed, watched his effort and determination to accomplish a goal: getting the tree out of the road so traffic could move through the street. Others were motivated to join in and help. They formed a working team and accomplished their goal together as one.
When people are willing to work together, learn from each other, develop the right skills, get the knowledge needed and not criticize weaknesses in others, much higher levels of success can be attained.
As Henry Ford said, "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
How does this relate to your business? For that matter, how does it fit into your everyday life? If you think that you can survive right by yourself you are just waiting for a very slippy slop down fall.
T = Together
E = Everyone
A = Achieves
M = More
Together Everyone Achieves More