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Teamwork

  1. 1. TEAMWORK FOR YOUTH BY KIECHELLE DEGALE WWW.KIECHELLE.COMKiE Leadership Training & Development Ltd.
  2. 2. TEAMWORK Creative cooperation Celebrating differences The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Open to other ideas, influences and insights Recognising the value of others Valuing other opinions –whether you agree or not Leveraging more talent and skills than your own Have a healthy respect for diversity Have an open mind and be responsive to new ideas
  3. 3. GOOD TEAM PLAYER This is a key employability skill! Being able to show that A good team player will you can work Listen collaboratively with Question others from a wide range of backgrounds Persuade is a key requirement in Participate and the most occupations and ability to is very important when Lead when they need to applying for a graduate job
  4. 4. HOW TO BUILD OUR TEAMWORKING SKILLS Course Work -presentations, group assessments etc Find Part time Work – customer care experience, commercial awareness, team leading etc Volunteer!A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed that among 200 of the UK’s leading businesses73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted
  5. 5. AND REMEMBER TO ..GET INVOLVED! Get involved in clubs, societies or with the Students Union. Take part in enrichment activities Start your own society Organise a trip Get involved in fundraising, Join a sports team Organise a campaign Get involved in a community project Join a debating society Get involve in inter college competitions
  6. 6. Past applicants to Microsoft’sgraduate programmes have beenasked at the telephone interviewstage to give an example of a timewhen they have influenced anotherteam member. The ability to influenceplays an important part in makingsomeone a good team worker, andtechnology companies such asMicrosoft look for candidates withcompetencies such as teamwork aswell as technical ability.
  7. 7. The Balloon DebateYou are in a hot air balloon which is losing height rapidly and will soon crash because it is overweight; therefore you have to get rid of seven of the passengers! Who would you choose? The passengers are: Mother Teresa  Diego Maradona Michael Jackson  Albert Einstein Mahatma Gandhi  David Beckham Queen Victoria  Abraham Lincoln Nelson Mandela  Mozart David Cameron  Martin Luther King Charles Darwin  Jane Austen William Shakespeare  Christopher Columbus Barack Obama  Bill Gates
  8. 8. CAREER RANKING – VALUE TO SOCIETYRANK THE FOLLOWING CAREERS IN THE ORDER OF VALUE YOU THINKTHEY BRING TO SOCIETY:NURSESOCIAL WORKERARMY OFFICERBANK MANAGERPOLITICIANLAWYERFAITH LEADERENGINEERRESEARCH SCIENTISTACTORFARMERDOCTORAIRLINE PILOTBUSINESS OWNERJOURNALISTPOLICEMANSCHOOL TEACHER
  9. 9. YOU CAN ALSO BENEFIT BY ASKING YOURSELF SOMEOTHER QUESTIONS:WHERE DO YOU FIT IN? WHAT IS YOUR ROLE INGROUPS?ARE YOU A PLAYER OR AN OBSERVER?DO YOU CO-OPERATE WITH OTHERS, LEAD, FOLLOW,CONTRIBUTE, GUIDE, ADVISE OR JUST WATCH?SHOULD YOU TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE?SHOULD YOU CONTRIBUTE MORE?HAVE YOU A DOMINANT PERSONALITY? IF SO - SHOULDYOU ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO CONTRIBUTE?GOOD GROUP WORK, EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES ANDSUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT TEAMS ARE BASED ONEFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM EVERYONE. WHERE DOYOU FIT IN? CO-OPERATING WITH OTHERS IS VITAL FOREVERY TYPE OF LEADERSHIP TASK!

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