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*** i’m passionate about teamwork, leadership and mentoring and that is one of the reasons i’m stoked to be on the SAS team this year @ The River – its about seeing lives change and people in real world situations having to work together, using their God given gifts, using their God given differences, for a common purpose.   Brad Lomenick’s post today was so timely, a beautiful reminder, at the beginning of this new adventure as we’re jumping into a lot of team building and practical team experience.  Teams work. 

 

Reality is, we are all part of some kind of team, wherever we are in life. Family, church, volunteer, sports, business, community, social. As Leaders, it’s equally important for us to know how to follow and be a great team member as it is how to LEAD and be a team leader. In fact, many believe to be a good leader, you must first be a great teammate. And I would suggest that great leaders are equally in tune with how best to be a teammate, along with how to lead well.

So here are a few thoughts on being a great team member:

1. Good teammates are great finishers. They get the job done. They take projects across the finish line.

2. Good teammates anticipate. They understand what needs to be done next before others, and are always looking for ways to make the process better.

3. Good teammates criticize their leader in private, and praise in public. Enough said on that.

4. Good teammates are trustworthy. When given an assignment, a leader can be assured that it will get done. This is incredibly important.

 

 

go read the next 4 great team attributes HERE on Brad Lomenick’s blog

 

 

and what would you add to the list?

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