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A crew is more than one of its members


It doesn’t matter if you’re a deckhand, a third stew, chief engineer, or captain. It doesn’t even matter if you work on a yacht. Good teams are always made up of the same elements.

When I worked on deck, I have to admit, there were times when I wasn’t a very good team player, when I wasn’t enthusiastic about what I was doing. There were times I didn’t always take the time to lend a helping hand, and there were times when I tried to force my views on my teammates.

I didn’t understand how important the personal components of effective teamwork factored into the success of everyone around me.

What I’ve since learned is that being an effective team member means turning a personal mindset into action. Being trustworthy, being enthusiastic, being helpful to others, being curious about my skill level and managing myself well are all personal traits that impact the team.

When you demonstrate these traits, you improve yourself and improve the effectiveness of your team.


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