A few weeks ago Rick Houlihan posted a link about great teams. I then had a number of encounters with team members I still work with, and some I have worked with in the past. It inspired me to quote from his post in this week’s entry about great teams, and the work we can accomplish as part of them.
I hope you have the chance to be part of a team that, to quote Rick: “You don’t really have to worry about offending people. Speaking your mind is second nature and “stepping on toes” is hard to do.
“At least once a month you laugh until you cry while you are at work, and everyone is always in on the joke. When you can laugh hard you are mentally comfortable and work becomes a game.
“You don’t even have to ask for help, it’s already there before you need it. High performing teams are in tune and know when it’s time to step in and offload each other.
“You are always thinking about how it could be better, and then making it happen. Good ideas don’t just fall on the floor and get trampled, they get picked up and turned into reality.
“You are not afraid to apologize because nobody gets crucified for taking ownership and being responsible. Mistakes are recognized as part of the game and used to learn how to get better.”
This is episode 109 of Conversations with Kip, the best financial system vlog there is.