January 19th 2007
Yesterday I wrote about the missed opportunity a waitress had to be a good teammate at a restaurant we dined as a family over the holidays.
Since writing the post, I’ve thought about many opportunities I have on a daily basis to be a great teammate – at home, with our kids, with my wife, at church, with friends, with clients, with associates, at the airport…the opportunities are aplenty.
I’d like to think I’m a good teammate, but as someone recently asked, “Is good good enough?”
The answer, of course, is absolutely not!
I make an effort to give my all – every day, every play – but I know, like everything else, I can improve. As someone once said, “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement,” and I enjoy improving every day.
One way I could improve would be by always accepting responsibility of my mistakes and supporting others when they make theirs. Much easier said than done, and surely something I can improve.
Another would be asking my teammates how I can improve and be a great teammate versus simply a good one.
This could be fun and I’m looking forward to the challenge of improving from a good teammate to a great teammate.
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