August POWerful Word – TEAMWORK – Week 2

Some teams work well together and other teams don’t work well together at all. Think of the teams you’ve been part of in the past– what made some of the teams great and successful? A great team may not always “win” but is made up of members with great attitudes, good sportsmanship and strong effort. Let’s break that down a bit. ATTITUDE: What does it mean to have a great attitude (i.e. Being positive in the face of obstacles)? Give us an example of how you can show positive attitude on a team. How can great attitude affect the team? SPORTSMANSHIP: What is good sportsmanship (i.e. fair and kind whether you win/lose)? Give us an example of good sportsmanship that you’ve seen on one of your teams. How can good sportsmanship affect the team? EFFORT: Now let’s focus on effort– how can strong effort and hard work affect the team? How do YOU show effort? It makes a big difference!

If you have time: A successful team knows how to communicate. Members needs to (1) Listen and (2) Choose thoughtful words. What do I mean by this?