Presentation on theme: "The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork"— Presentation transcript:
1 The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Dr. John C. Maxwell
2 The Law of Significance One is too small a number to achieve greatness.
3 Why Do We Stand Alone?EgoInsecurityNaiveteTemperament
4 The Law of the Big Picture The goal is more important than the role.
5 The Process of the Big Picture Look up at the big pictureSize up the situationLine up needed resourcesCall up the right playersGive up personal agendasStep up to a higher level
6 All players have a place where they add the most value. The Law of the NicheAll players have a place where they add the most value.
7 Correctly Placing People Wrong Person/Wrong Place = RegressionWrong Person/Right Place = FrustrationRight Person/Wrong Place = ConfusionRight Person/Right Place = ProgressionRight People/Right Places = Multiplication
8 Correctly Placing People You must know the teamYou must know the situationYou must know the player
9 How to Find Your Niche… Be secure Get to know yourself Trust your leaderSee the big pictureRely on your experience
10 A sign of a great team leader is the proper placement of people.
11 The Law of Mount Everest As the challenge escalates, the need for teamwork elevates.
12 A Team for Your Dream What is your dream? Who is on my team? What should my dream team look like?
13 Growing Your Team Develop team members Add key team members Change the leadershipRemove ineffective leadership
14 The strength of the team is impacted by its weakest link. The Law of the ChainThe strength of the team is impacted by its weakest link.
15 Teamwork is not for Everyone Not everyone will take the journeyNot everyone should take the journeyNot everyone can take the journey
16 Impact of a Weak Link The stronger members identify the weak ones The stronger members have to help the weak oneThe stronger member come to resent the weak oneThe stronger members become less effectiveThe stronger members question the leader’s ability
17 Winning teams have players who make things happen. The Law of the CatalystWinning teams have players who make things happen.
18 Three Kinds of Players People who don’t want the ball People who want the ball but shouldn’tPeople who want the ball and should
19 Characteristics of a Catalyst IntuitiveCommunicativePassionateTalentedCreative
20 Characteristics of a Catalyst InitiatingResponsibleGenerousInfluential
21 On the road to improvement… Find a mentorBegin a growth planGet out of your comfort zone
22 Vision gives team members direction and confidence. The Law of the CompassVision gives team members direction and confidence.
23 Aligning Your Vision A moral compass (look above) An intuitive compass (look within)A historical compass (look behind)
24 Aligning Your Vision A directional compass (look ahead) A strategic compass (look around)A visionary compass (look beyond)
25 Rotten attitudes ruin a team. The Law of the Bad AppleRotten attitudes ruin a team.
26 Attitudes & TeamworkAttitudes have the power to lift up or tear down a teamAn attitude compounds when exposed to othersBad attitudes compound faster than good ones
27 Attitudes & TeamworkAttitudes are subjective, so identifying a wrong one can be difficultRotten attitudes, left alone, ruin everything
28 There’s only one thing more contagious than a good attitude – and that’s a bad attitude.
29 The Law of Countability Teammates must be able to count on each other when it counts.
31 How are you doing? Is your integrity unquestioned? Do you perform your work with excellence?Are you dedicated to the team’s success?Can you be depended on every time?Do your actions bring the team together?
32 The team fails to reach its potential when it fails to pay the price. The Law of the Price TagThe team fails to reach its potential when it failsto pay the price.
33 How to Pay the Price? The price must be paid by everyone The price must be paid all the timeThe price increases if the team wants to improve, change, or keep winningThe price never decreases
34 Team Player Requirements SacrificeTime CommitmentPersonal DevelopmentUnselfishness
35 Modeling Sacrifice - Are you… Willing to make financial sacrifices for the teamWilling to keep growing for the sake of the teamWilling to empower others for the sake of the teamWilling to make difficult decisions for the sake of the team
36 The Law of the Scoreboard The team can make adjustments when it knows where it stands.
37 Keeping Score… Is essential to understanding Is essential to evaluatingIs essential to decision makingIs essential to adjustingIs essential to winning
38 Great teams have great depth. The Law of the BenchGreat teams have great depth.
39 Honor & Developing Your Bench Today’s bench players may be tomorrow’s starsThe success of a supporting player can multiply the success of a starterThere are more bench players than starters
40 Honor & Developing Your Bench A bench player placed correctly will at times be more valuable than a starterA strong bench gives the leader more optionsThe bench is usually called upon at critical times for the team
41 Predicting the Future of Your Team Recruitment: Who is joining the team?Training: Are you developing the team?Losses: Who is leaving the team?
42 Correctly Placing People PersonalityPassionPatternPotentialProfilePlacement
43 Shared values define the team. The Law of IdentityShared values define the team.
45 Core Values of a Team The personal growth of each team member The priority of adding value to othersThe power of partnership
46 Core Values of a TeamThe practice of raising up and developing leadersThe proper stewardship of the ownership
47 Thinking About Your Team’s Values Articulate the valuesCompare values with practicesTeach the valuesPractice the valuesInstitutionalize the valuesPublicly praise the values
48 The Law of Communication Interaction fuels action.
49 Developing Good Communication From leader to teammatesFrom teammates to leadersAmong teammatesBetween the team and the public
50 When leaders don’t listen… They stop gaining wisdomThey stop “hearing” what isn’t being saidTeam members stop communicatingTheir indifference spreads to other areas
51 The difference between two equally talented teams is leadership. The Law of the EdgeThe difference between two equally talented teams is leadership.
52 Teamwork & Leadership Personnel determine the potential Vision determines the directionWork ethic determines the preparationLeadership determines the success
53 Leaders bring out the best… Leaders transfer ownership for work to those who execute the workLeaders create an environment where each team member wants to be responsibleLeaders coach the development of personal capabilitiesLeaders learn quickly and encourage others to learn rapidly
54 The greater the challenge, the greater the need for the many advantages that leadership provides.
55 Adding Value to Yourself Acknowledge the value of leadershipTake personal responsibility for your leadership growthPut yourself on a leadership development programFind a leadership mentor
56 When you’re winning, nothing hurts. The Law of High MoraleWhen you’re winning, nothing hurts.
57 High Morale Magnifies Everything It is the great exaggeratorIt is the great elevatorIt is the great energizerIt is the great eliminatorIt is the great emancipator
58 The Four Stages of Morale Poor Morale – the leader must do everythingLow Morale – the leader must do productive thingsModerate Morale – the leader must do difficult thingsHigh Morale – the leader must do little things
59 Investing in the team compounds over time. The Law of DividendsInvesting in the team compounds over time.
60 Investing in the Team Make the decision to build a team Gather the best team possiblePay the price to develop the teamDo things together as a teamEmpower team members
61 Investing in the Team Give credit for success to the team Watch to see that the investment in the team is paying offStop investing in players who don’t growCreate new opportunities for the teamGive the team the best possible chance to succeed