“I’m very loyal to my company. I’ve always been a team player and make decisions based on what’s best for the team. If we don’t work together, we’ll never make real progress.”
Sure. We all totally believe that….and have said it…and probably meant it some of the time too.
Loyal To Who?
But I Thought the Team Was All About Me
Working on a high performing team, whether at work or on a sports team involves the appropriate balance of individual impact and coordination with others. This can be a very delicate balance, primarily because what one person perceives as going the extra mile may be interpreted as trying to outshine the others. So who is supposed to not only recognize these subtleties, but also intervene and manage the potential conflicts appropriately?
You, that’s who.
I’d love to hear from you.