Team Building: The Laws of Teamwork Part 4

Team Building: The Laws of Teamwork Part 4

Team Building is what Network Marketing is all about.  Teamwork is about developing relationships and creating an atmosphere of growth and learning.

Today we will go into Laws 7 and 8 from John Maxwell’s book, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

So Here are Today’s Laws of Teamwork

1.     The Law of the Compass

Vision Gives Team Members Direction and Confidence.

Great vision precedes great achievement.

Every team needs a compelling vision to give it direction. A team without vision is, at worst, purposeless.

At best, it is subject to the personal (and sometimes selfish) agendas of its various teammates.

As the agendas work against each other, the team’s energy and drive drain away. On the other hand, a team that embraces a vision becomes focused, energized, and confident.

To measure your vision and know whether it is worthy and compelling you need to check your compass.

Maxwell suggests you should check the following six compasses before heading out on your vision journey.

1.    A Moral Compass (Look Above)
2.   An Intuitive Compass (Look Within)
3.   A Historical Compass (Look Behind)
4.   A Directional Compass (Look Ahead)
5.   A Strategic Compass (Look Around)
6.   A Visionary Compass (Look Beyond)

Becoming A Better Team Member:

What is your vision for your Team and your life.  Having clarity in this area is a must.  As a member of your team you need a clear understanding of it’s vision.

If there isn’t a vision, then you need to help develop one.  If the team has already found its compass and course, then you need to examine yourself in light of it to make sure there is a good match for you.

It there isn’t a good match, you and your teammates are going to be frustrated.  Everyone will probably be best served by a change.

2.     The Law of the Bad Apple

Rotten Attitudes Ruin a Team.

You will find in life that it takes more than talent to win.  As much as it does take good attitudes to win there is no guarantee of success, but bad attitudes guarantee its failure.

Your attitude will determine your altitude.  In John Maxwell’s book “The Winning Attitude”  he wrote of attitude that I’d like to share here.


It is the “advance man” of our true selves.
Its roots are inward but its fruit is outward.
It is our best friend or our worst enemy.
It is more honest and more consistent than our words.
It is an outward look based on past experiences.
It is a thing which draws people to us or repels them.
It is never content until it is expressed.
It is the librarian of our past.
It is the speaker of our present.
It is the prophet of our future.

The following five truths about attitudes clarify how they affect a team and teamwork.

1.    Attitudes Have the Power to Lift Up or Tear Down a Team
2.   An Attitude Compounds When Exposed to Others
3.   Bad Attitudes Compound Faster Than Good Ones.
4.   Attitudes Are Subjective, So Identifying a Wrong One Can Be Difficult.
5.   Rotten Attitudes, Left Alone, Ruin Everything.

Attitude affects everything someone does.  It determines how an individual sees the world and interacts with other people.

A person’s attitude—positively if it’s good, negatively if it’s not—always impacts his performance, regardless of talent, track record, or circumstances.

Remember Your Attitude Determines the Team’s Attitude!

Here are the Other Parts:
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1

Stay tuned for part 5 tomorrow….

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