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Saturday, October 19, 2013

THE PRICE OF TEAMWORK

The following is part two of two pieces from "The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork" by John Maxwell -- a tremendous read for coaches and/or leaders --  that deal with the price that must be paid for success. 


THE PRICE OF TEAMWORK
 
Sacrifice:
There can be no success without sacrifice. James Allen observed, “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much.”
 
Time Commitment:
Teamwork does no come cheaply. It costs you time-that means you pay for it with your life. Teamwork can’t be developed in a microwave time. Teams grow strong in a Crock-Pot environment.
 
Personal Development:
Your team will reach its potential only if you reach your potential. That means today’s ability is not enough. Or to put it the way leadership expert Max DePree did: “We cannot become what we need to be remaining what we are.”  UCLA’s John Wooden, a marvelous team leader and the greatest college basketball coach of all time, said, “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
 
Unselfishness:
“When you give your best to the world, the world returns the favor.” –H. Jackson Brown

And if you give your best to the team, it will return more to you than you give, and together you will achieve more than you can on your own.