Spotlight on TEAM

TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More Teamwork is the ability for a group of people to work together to achieve a goal.  Championship basketball teams require tremendous amounts of teamwork in order to win games and championships.  In business, working with your co-workers to help make the company successful is critical.  You don’t always have to like each other, however, you have to find a way to develop good teamwork for the greater good of the company.  At school, children who develop good teamwork skills are more successful on individual tasks as well as when they work in groups.  Of course, in the martial arts and especially at SIDEKICKS, we work as a team because we’re all a group of students endeavoring to become the best we can be.  Being part of a team can help motivate you as an individual.  Practicing your martial arts at home is important, but when you come to class, being part of the team in class motivates you to work harder.  Being part of a team challenges you to try new techniques.  When a group of people get together, the results are multiplied.A family is also a team.  Your family is there to support you whether you succeed or fail.  As a member of a family it’s important to live up to your responsibilities at school and at home.  A family that works successfully together sets the foundation for success in all other aspects of life.The three most important factors in developing a good team are communication, team balance, and leadership.  If the group is not communicating, the goal will never be accomplished.  Team balance is having a group with a mix of skills necessary to accomplish the goal at hand.  A leader is important, because without one the group can become “splintered” in the goal-accomplishing process.To be a good team member you’ll need to display the following characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Honesty
  • Sharing Responsibilities
  • Sharing Knowledge
  • Asking Questions
  • Fulfilling Duties
  • Respecting Other’s Opinions
  • Helping Others achieve their goals.

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