Team Building: Laws of Teamwork Part 6

Team Building: Laws of Teamwork Part 6

Only a few more parts left of this team building series on the Laws of Teamwork.  Today we explore Laws 11 and 12, The Law of the Scoreboard and The Law of the Bench.

I always want to encourage you to read John Maxwell’s book The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.  His insights in leadership and teamwork are incredible.

So Here are Laws 11 and 12 of the Laws of Teamwork

1.     The Law of the Scoreboard

The Team Can Make Adjustments When It Knows Where It Stands!

Without having and knowing the scoreboard, a team is unable to make adjustments along the way.  Teams that are continually making an adjustment to improve themselves are the most successful.

For any kind of team, the scoreboard is essential in the following ways:

1.   The Scoreboard Is Essential to Understanding.
2.   The Scoreboard Is Essential to Evaluating.
3.   The Scoreboard Is Essential to Decision Making.
4.   The Scoreboard Is Essential to Adjusting.
5.   The Scoreboard Is Essential to Winning!

Understanding what the scoreboard is and how we measure progress in the Network Marketing Profession is very important.

When you know what to do, then you can do what you know!

You need to be thinking about how you can be measuring yourself individually.  What should you keep track of to make sure you are doing your best?

If you lead the team, you have responsibility for checking the scoreboard and communicating the team’s situation to it’s members.

2.     The Law Of The Bench

Great Teams Have Great Depth.

Have you ever heard the expression “It’s not over until the fat lady sings,” or Yogi Berra’s famous comment, “It ain’t over John Maxwell Law of the Benchtill it’s over”?

Would you be surprised to know that sometimes it is over before it’s over—and you can know when that is if you know the Law of the Bench?

Any team that wants to succeed must have good people on the bench as well as good starters.

Starters are frontline people who directly add value to the organization or who directly influence its course.

Why we honor and develop those who we may not consider starters.

1.   Today’s Bench Players May Be Tomorrow’s Starts.
2.   The Success of a Supporting Player Can Multiply the Success of a Starter.
3.   There Are More bench Players Than Starters.
4.   A Bench Player Placed Correctly Will at Times Be More Valuable Than a Starter.
5.   A Strong Bench gives the Leader More Options.
6.   The Bench Is Usually Called Upon at Critical Times for the Team.

The future success of your team can be predicted by these three things.

1.   Recruitment:  Who Is Joining The Team?
2.   Training: Are You Developing The Team?
3.   Losses:  Who Is Leaving The Team?

How would you define yourself a bench player or a starter?  If you are on the bench you have two functions, help the starters to shine, and prepare yourself to be a starter in the future.

If you lead your team, you are responsible for making sure the revolving door moves in such a way that the players who are joining the team are better than those who are leaving.

I hope these two laws of Teamwork have given you some more insight into your leadership and how to better build your team.

Here are the Past Parts:

Part 5
Part 4
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1

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