Are you a Team Player?

Canada
May 26, 2018 12:23pm CST
I am a member of an advocacy group that has a general meeting at least once a month to discuss the next steps in our goal to promote social change in my province. My understanding when I joined this group was that we are a TEAM and nobody on the team is the BOSS, although we do have a team leader. Lately there have been squabbles among the members over who is doing the most work, who isn't contributing enough and so on. When one person takes the initiative, the others are like; So YOU'RE the boss now are you? I had to stop attending these meetings because there are too many egos seeking all the glory and not enough TEAM WORK. Are you a Team Player or a glory seeker? Do you get easily offended if someone from your team takes the initiative and gets things done while the rest are squabbling over who's the boss?
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@AKRao24 (21212)
• India
26 May
I am a Chief Resident Stud Vet and that means that I am the boss of my team , but then I cannot handle the work singly. So to accomplish any job successfully you need to have a good team and you need to be with the team irrespective of your position on the ladder! Then only we can achieve success! I am always a team player, though I am the Captain! Thanks!
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• Canada
26 May
That is how teamwork works! Thank you for your enlightening answer!
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@AKRao24 (21212)
• India
27 May
@Starmaiden , Thanks !
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@RasmaSandra (19843)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 May
When I worked ages ago in NYC I worked for marine insurance companies and there everyone has to work as part of a team. It worked out pretty good. Someone always had your back and you didn't even need to worry if you were out sick.
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• Canada
26 May
Now that is true team work. Thank you.
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
31 May
I am a team player and not a good leader at all.
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• Canada
31 May
It's good that you can work as a team. More things get done that way.
@Freelanzer (9498)
• Canada
28 May
I consider myself a team player but that does not prevent me from complaining if I have a reason to or voicing my displeasure with what I may see as unfair. I guess it is how you do it and whether we can all work to resolve the issue as a group.
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• Canada
28 May
I agree. There are a couple people in this group who have done marvelous work, but it went straight to their ego.
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@TRBRocks420 (82882)
• Banks, Oregon
26 May
I am I like for everyone to win and, do well, in basketball I would often get the rebound and, pass it to the open shooter.
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• Canada
26 May
Playing sports is a team effort. Everyone on the team shares the glory of a win.
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@Corbin5 (116393)
• United States
26 May
When I taught, those of us on the same team got along quite well. I do not recall any instances of someone trying to take over.
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• Canada
26 May
Team work is team effort. That is how it should be.
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@Peach10 (1934)
26 May
I think you did right getting out from the team.You can never accomplish anything .
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@rakski (22100)
• Philippines
31 May
If it is voluntary, then they should volunteer to be the leader if they want to do all the work. The important thing there is to get the work done.
@porwest (7430)
• United States
26 May
I AM a team player and a strong advocate of working together. I do recall when I was a supervisor at Coke, though, one time I reminded my forklift driver that there was no "I" in team. He said back, "There's no we in team either." lol. Somehow he had a point.
@JohnRoberts (63238)
• Los Angeles, California
26 May
I am a solo act who never joins a team.