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Becoming the Ideal Team Player

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Exceptional teams change the world. Dysfunctional teams don't.

This presentation offers practical guidance on how to achieve Team Flow by adopting the mindset, skillset, and toolset required to become an Ideal Team Player.

If you're a leader, we also cover how to foster an environment of Ideal Team Players.

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Becoming the Ideal Team Player

  1. 1. 1Image Credit: NBC R O B E R T G R E I N E R BECOMING THE IDEAL TEAM PLAYER https://linkedin.com/in/robertgreiner
  2. 2. 2 A P O L L O 1 1 Accomplishing meaningful outcomes requires collaborated and coordinated involvement from others EXCEPTIONAL TEAMS CHANGE THE WORLD Image Credit: NASA
  3. 3. 3 F Y R E F E S T I V A L History is filled with examples of teams that failed in spite of their overwhelming resources and talent DYSFUNCTIONAL TEAMS DON’T
  4. 4. 4 If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. - H E N R Y F O R D ” “
  5. 5. 5 TAKE OUT YOUR PHONE, PLEASE PollEV.com/TeamPlayer
  6. 6. 6 POLL Which area has the largest impact on your team’s results?
  7. 7. 7 EXCEPTIONAL TEAMS ARE MADE UP OF IDEAL TEAM PLAYERS Without a strong foundation of individual Ideal Team Players, organizations will continually struggle to achieve their goals – no matter how straightforward they seem
  8. 8. 8 The Ideal Team Player is Humble, Hungry, and (People)Smart THE IDEAL TEAM PLAYER HUMBLE HUNGRY SMART Puts the team before self Always in search of more Plays well with others
  9. 9. 9 Demonstrating humble behaviors as a team player requires a continuous emphasis on making their team successful, sometimes at the expense of their personal gain or preferences. W H A T D O E S I T M E A N ? • Shows gratitude • Takes ownership • Quick to praise others • Shows respect to all • Defines success collectively • Plays the Infinite Game W H A T D O E S I T L O O K L I K E ? • Overly competitive • Steals credit (“I” not “we”) • Resents others’ success • Criticizes / Shoots down ideas • Seeks spotlight over team • Mistakes “passive” for humble W H E R E D O W E F A I L ? THE HUMBLE TEAM PLAYER Humble does not mean “my good work will speak for itself”!
  10. 10. 10 Hungry team players show constant growth and progress forward. They are tenacious in overcoming obstacles and are willing to shoulder more than their ”fair share” of the load without complaint. W H A T D O E S I T M E A N ? • Constantly learning • Does more than expected • Passionate about their work • Pushes their limits • Self-motivated to progress • Needs minimal direction W H A T D O E S I T L O O K L I K E ? • Avoids making commitments • Maintains status quo • Unfocused attention • Lacks individual commitment • Output constantly lagging W H E R E D O W E F A I L ? THE HUNGRY TEAM PLAYER
  11. 11. 11 (People)Smart team players are able to get along with other humans. They show self-awareness in their interactions, engage in healthy conflict, and behave effectively in a wide range of scenarios. W H A T D O E S I T M E A N ? • Adequate social skills for job • Adapts to others’ preferences • Builds trust with others • Consistently gives empathy • Solid listening skills • Gives benefit of the doubt W H A T D O E S I T L O O K L I K E ? • “I am who I am” • Inability to adapt styles • Overly combative / aggressive • Does not apologize • Consistent negativity • Interrupts others regularly W H E R E D O W E F A I L ? THE (PEOPLE) SMART TEAM PLAYER
  12. 12. 12 Lagging in a single dimension results in team dysfunction DYSFUNCTION
  13. 13. 13 INDIVIDUALITY You can become an Ideal Team Player while preserving what makes you, “you”
  14. 14. 14 POLL Growth in which of these three areas would create the most positive impact on your team?
  15. 15. 15 THE IDEAL TEAM PLAYER/COACH Everyone, regardless of positional power, plays the dual role of “player” and “leader”. As a “team player”, your number one goal must be to cultivate Humble, Hungry, and Smart behaviors In yourself T E A M P L A Y E R As a servant-leader, your number one goal must be to cultivate an environment that encourages Ideal Team Players T E A M C O A C H / S E R V A N T L E A D E R “ L e a d e r s h i p i s a b o u t l a y i n g t h e g r o u n d w o r k f o r o t h e r s ’ s u c c e s s , a n d t h e n s t a n d i n g b a c k a n d l e t t i n g t h e m s h i n e . ” - C h r i s H a d f i e l d Image Sources: NASA
  16. 16. 16 With the right mindset, skillset, and toolset ANYONE CAN BE AN IDEAL TEAM PLAYER The filter you use to view the world. How you think and feel about your surroundings M I N D S E T The combination of skills and experience manifesting in demonstrated capabilities S K I L L S E T Frameworks, models, and methods at your disposal that can be applied and adapted to a related problem T O O L S E T
  17. 17. 17 TOOLS BACKED UP BY SCIENCE B E C O M I N G A N I D E A L T E A M P L A Y E R The following slides contain individual frameworks, models, and resources you can use to level-up your Player/Coach skillset and toolset
  18. 18. 18 Ideal Team Players give Radical Candor RADICAL CANDOR Image Credit: Radical Candor
  19. 19. 19 Ideal Team Players maximize trust through mitigating their self-orientation TRUST
  20. 20. 20 Ideal Team Players take ownership of individual and organizational outcomes EXTREME OWNERSHIP Implementing Extreme Ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership, and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team - J O C K O W I L L I N K ” “
  21. 21. 21 Ideal Team Players Win Friends and Influence People INFLUENCE My HBDI Whole Brain ProfileThe Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) Image Source: Hermann
  22. 22. 22 Ideal Team Leaders continually balance the Dichotomy of Leadership POLARITY MANAGEMENT BA THINK Take time to gather information to help make a decision ACT Move forward with the information at hand A leader’s ability to views the world of ”polarities to manage” instead of “problems to solve” will find the balance necessary to successfully lead teams through any outcome/issue.
  23. 23. 23 POLL What is one thing I will change over the next 30 days to become an Ideal Team Player?
  24. 24. 24 MINDSET W H E R E D O I G O F R O M H E R E ? Next steps that will help you achieve the mindset needed to become an Ideal Team Player TOOLSET Next steps that will help you build your toolset in order to become an Ideal Team Player David W. Merrill P E R S O N A L S T Y L E S & E F F E C T I V E P E R F O R M A N C E Dale Carnegie H O W T O W I N F R I E N D S A N D I N F L U E N C E P E O P L E The Effective Manager – Mark Horstman manager-tools.com M A N A G E R T O O L S How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable – Patrick Lencioni T H E I D E A L T E A M P L A Y E R How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win – Jocko Willink E X T R E M E O W N E R S H I P A Leadership Fable – Patrick Lencioni 5 D Y S F U N C T I O N S O F A T E A M
  25. 25. 25 GO Go build an exceptional team and change the world Image Credit: NASA
  26. 26. 26 THANK YOU!Questions? R O B E R T G R E I N E Rhttps://linkedin.com/in/robertgreiner

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