• “Values are what you believe in.  Core Values are where you draw the line in the sand and stand for them.” – Gerald Hasselman                   
    The below “Are You a Real Team?” is by Jon Gordon.  He is worth reading and following on twitter @JonGordon11  He has great leadership stuff.
    Even as leaders, we are still part of the team.  Usually how the leadership goes, the team goes.  What can be said of us as leaders with our teams?

    Are You a Real Team?

    There’s a difference between being on a team and being a real team.

    People who are on a team focus on their own goals.

    People who are part of a real team focus on team goals first and their individual goals second.

    Individuals on a team are committed to getting better and improving themselves.

    Individuals who are part of a real team are not only committed to getting better they are also committed to each other and the team.

    When you are on a team you think about how the team can serve your desires.

    When you are part of a real team your desire is to serve the team.

    When you are on a team communication isn’t a priority

    When you are a real team communication is essential to build trust, commitment and teamwork.

    When you are on a team you care

    When you are a real team you care more.

    On a team, your time is more important than your team.

    A real team makes time with the team a priority.

    On a team, trust, love and respect are not often discussed or cultivated.

    A real team focuses on building trust, sharing love and showing respect and ingrain them into everything they do.

    On a team people fight and the fighting hurts the team because they don’t have trust and love.

    A real team also fights but the fighting makes the team stronger because they have trust and love. They grow from their disagreements.

    On a team, not everyone is on the bus.

    A real team has everyone on the bus with a shared vision, focus and purpose.

    On a team, there’s a lack of leadership

    A real team has strong leaders who develop other leaders.

    People on a team have an ego to want to be great.

    People who are part of a real team also have an ego to want to be great but they give up their ego to serve their team and a bigger cause in order to be great.

    So how about your team? Are you just on a team or are you a real team?