I was talking with a friend this morning about being a part of a team. We were discussing how it does not matter what type of team it is; whether sports, work, relationship, projects, etc...any type of team takes teamwork. The subject soon went to how one person that was working against the team could cause the demise of the whole group. One small action, or large, thing could sabotage the whole project.
We then were talking about what constitutes a great team. Our conclusion was it takes a variety of people, of different personalities and characteristics, with different weaknesses and strengths that will come together for the common good of the team. Each person fits into place to complete the puzzle and accomplish the goals.
After our talk, I thought about the different people I have worked with over my lifetime. Some of those people were great, some were phenomenal; some were mediocre, while others were not a good fit. I thought about the different people and how some wanted the best for the team and others were those that aimed to cause havoc...the bad apples of sort.
Regardless, I have to say that it doesn't matter what type of "team players" I have been involved with; I have learned something from each and every one of them. What type of team player are you? Have you ever been involved with some questionable team players?
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