I’ve read a lot of books.

 Some with interesting methods for improvement in business or self.

When I find a book that you should read, I’ll share.

Here is one.

The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player

John C. Maxwell

This past July I reported on a book by Patrick Lencioni, which focused on Teamwork it was titled ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’.

I’ve used that book in helping a number of the management teams understand the importance of Trust, Healthy Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Focusing on Results.’

How, about seventeen more areas on which to focus.

Actually, John C. Maxwell adds only fifteen different qualities (he also believes in Commitment and Results) but instead of setting his ideas in the context of a story his format is this:

  1. A few quotations from notable sources.
  • A short story concerning a famous person relating to the specific quality.
  • ‘Fleshing it out’ – John adds his thoughts.
  • Bringing it home – specific methods you could use to implement this quality.

I’ve used this book also, many times, with management teams.

Maxwell is an interesting and pithy writer, and his observations are always on the mark.

Here are the seventeen:

  1. Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Committed
  • Communicative
  • Competent
  • Dependable
  • Disciplined
  • Enlarging
  • Enthusiastic
  1.  Intentional
  1. Mission Conscious
  1. Prepared
  1. Relational
  1. Self-Improving
  1. Selfless
  1. Solution Oriented
  1. Tenacious

Can you guess which famous character would be the example for which quality?

  • Quincy Jones
  • Jonas Salk
  • Christopher Reeve
  • King Edward I
  • William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson
  • Mary Hays aka. Molly Pitcher
  • Ronald Reagan
  • John Walsh

Can’t connect the person with the quality?

Guess you will have to read the book.

It’s worth it!

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