The 12 Keys to a Successful Team Approach
"The path to greatness is along with others."
~ Baltasar Gracion, Spanish Priest
The Ripple Effect teaches that as our words and actions ripple outward, they intersect with the ripples sent out by others. For our ripples to achieve their potential and maximize their impact on a global perspective, these individual ripples must be brought into synchronicity. This is done through the application of Teamwork. Before an individual can successfully integrate into a team, they must clarify their purpose and the steadfastness of their intentions. Releasing ego, the individual can then focus their attention on the strengths and virtues of others, and on their dedication to strive for the highest shared goals. In doing this, you charge yourself in the higher-frequency currents of appreciation, acceptance, partnership and love.
The ripple of our communion with the higher energy can and will influence others as it radiates out from heart to heart. In this way, each individual can become an effective instrument of collective and constructive change.
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the
world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
The 12 Keys to a Successful Team Approach
1. Commitment to the Team
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."
~ Ryunosuke Satoro
One person can make a ripple in a pond, but a team can make a wave in the ocean.
2. Belief in the Team's vision
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”
The Goal is more important than the role played by the individual.
3. Common values and shared goals
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
~ Isaac Newton
Shared values and goals define the Team.
"A successful team beats with one heart."
4. Presence of qualified leadership
"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality."
~ Joe Paterno
The difference between two equally talented Teams is the quality of the organization.
5. Duty and responsibility
"Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity."
~ Vince Lombardi
All members have a place where they add the most value.
6. Integration and partnership
"In the arena of human life, the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action."
Winning Teams have individuals who make things happen.
7. Support and cooperation (solidarity)
"Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds."
~ SEAL Team saying
As the challenge escalates, the need for Teamwork elevates.
8. Motivational atmosphere
"I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want."
~ George Bernard Shaw
Vision gives Team members direction and confidence.
9. Challenge and opportunity (adaptability)
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
The team, when faced with a challenge sees this as an opportunity to grow stronger still; overcoming all together as One.
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."
~ Scott Hamilton
"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."
~ Napoleon Hill
Interaction fuels action. The strength of the Team lies within the passion and commitment they use to create symbiosis.
11. Nonjudgmental attitude:
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."
~ Henry Ford
When faced with crisis there is no room to make judgments; discerning proper action creates the necessary synergy.
12. Global perspective / transparency (symbiosis)
"Sometimes you have to create the thing you want to be part of."
~ Howard Schultz
The way to achieve success together is to require organizations to hold to the standard of being accountable to those they serve.
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