Team Building: Laws of Teamwork Part 1

Team Building: Laws of Teamwork Part 1

Over the next few days I'm going to be sharing with you the The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
from John Maxwell's book.

I would recommend you get the book and read all there is to teamwork and team building.

He is known for is many books on leadership so when I picked up his book on Teamwork I was a little surprised at his insight.

Understanding that Network Marketing is the business of developing Relationships and  a Team it would only makes sense to understand what TeamWork is all about.

The Laws of TeamWork

1.     The Law of Significance

One is too small a number to achieve greatness!  As much as we admire solo achievement the truth is that no individual haslaw of significance done anything of value.

Nothing of significance was ever achieved by an individual acting alone.  If you check back in history and even today you will see that behind every significant achievement there were many people that together made it all happen.

“The Belief that One Person Can Something Great is a Myth.”

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Why Do We Stand Alone?

John goes into detail on each of the below reasons and I would recommend that you read about them.

1.     Ego

2.    Insecurity

3.     Naivete

4.     Temperament

Think about the greatest dream you have for your life.  Now ask yourself,

*  “Is it bigger than I am?”

*  “Does it benefit others as well as myself?”

*  “Is it worth dedicating part of my life to?”

If you answer yes to all of these questions, then think about what kinds of people should join you to achieve that dream.

2.     Law of the Big Picture

“If you think you are the entire picture, you will never see the big picture.”

A team isn't supposed to be a bunch of people being used as a tool or puppets by one individual for their selfish agenda. Team members must have mutual beneficial shared goals!

If you look at any winning team in sports you will see immediately that they are a group of team members working together to accomplish the Big Picture of winning the game.  If one teammate becomes self absorbed and starts taking over you will see a huge shift on the winnings.

Every person on a team has a role to play and every role plays it's in contributing to the bigger picture.

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See how you can become a better Team Member by participating in the Big Picture and how you can become a better Team Leader by beginning to foster a team mindset in others by modeling a willingness to serve the big picture rather than yourself.

Well that's it for today.  I look forward to sharing a few more in part 2 coming up tomorrow.

Join The Discussion

I would love to hear you comments on these first two laws of teamwork and how you are implementing them in your team.

Please comment below and share with your team and I will see you tomorrow with:

The Law Of The Niche and The Law Of Mount Everest!

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