Team Building: Laws of Teamwork Part 2
In part 2 of the laws of teamwork we are going to take a look at the Law of Niche and the Law of Mount Everest from John Maxwell’s book The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.
All players have a place where they add the most value and As the Challenge Escalates, the Need for TeamWork Elevates.
Understanding Leadership in building your team is crucial and understanding the Laws of Teamwork are all a part of that.
So Here are the Next Two Laws of Teamwork
3. The Law Of The Niche
All Players have a place where they add the most value.
Having the right people in the right places is essential to team building. A team’s dynamic changes according to the placement of people:
The Wrong Person in the Wrong Place = Regression
The Wrong Person in the Right Place = Frustration
The Right Person in the Wrong Place = Confusion
The Right Person in the Right Place = Progression
The Right People in the Right Places = Multiplication
You can’t build a winning team if you don’t know its vision, purpose, culture, or history. If you don’t know where the team is trying to go–and why it’s trying to get there–you can’t take the team to the height of its potential.
You’ve got to start where the team actually is; only then can you take it somewhere.
4. The Law Of Mount Everest
As the Challenge Escalates, The Need for Teamwork Elevates.
Only someone who has climbed a formidable mountain knows what it takes to make it to the top.
You may not be a mountain climber, and you may not have a desire to climb Mt. Everest, but I bet you do have a dream.
If you have a dream then you understand that you need a team to accomplish it. He goes on to talk about three questions to ask yourself when it comes to accomplishing your dream.
1. “What Is My Dream?”
2. “Who Is on My Team?”
3. “What Should My Dream Team Look Like?”
You should always focus on the team, NOT the Dream!
Becoming a better Team Member is going to require you to lean on your teammates and allow them to lean on you.
Becoming a better Team Leader is going to require you to spend more time developing your people, developing yourself and adding key people to the team.
Here are yesterday’s Laws of Teamwork The Law of Significance and The Law of The Big Picture.
My mentor and friend Ray Higdon is a great example of these Laws of Teamwork.
Join The Discussion
Let me know what you think concerning these two laws. Comment and share with your team and help them grow their team and their leadership.
In John Maxwell’s book you will find the Basic Principles of Leadership for your Team.