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When we think about teamwork, it is important to recall that commonly used, but yet effective phrase in the sports world: “There is no ‘I’ in TEAM.” A good team cannot be centered on one individual and one person should not be in charge of all the decision making. Instead, successful teamwork should be a collaboration of talents and skills that are directed toward achieving a certain goal. At this point, you may be thinking that teamwork is directly related to the success principle of a Mastermind alliance, and you would be partially right.
One of the main differences between a Mastermind group and a team is that team members often lack the burning passion that is needed to complete the goal. As a result, teamwork will require you to exert more effort in staying committed to the task. However, it is important for team leaders to ensure that all members are included and it is important to make sure the employee values the goal. Once employees begin to see themselves as an integral part to the team, they will be more committed to the task.
Teamwork means connecting and communicating with others in a positive manner. It means focusing less on you and your needs, and focusing more on the needs of others. It means putting aside differences for the sake of the greater good. All career paths require the use of teamwork and all great achievements have come about as the result of teamwork. Napoleon Hill often wrote that the state of mind, known as enthusiasm, establishes rapport between minds and attracts like-minded people to you. Enthusiasm is contagious and it is a tremendous step in having a successful team.
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by Napoleon Hill
Cooperation, like love and friendship, is something you get by giving.
There are many travelers on the road that leads to happiness. You will need their cooperation, they will need yours.
And there will be other generations after ours. Their lot in life will depend largely on the inheritance we leave to them. We must become bridge-builders, not only for the present generation but for generations yet unborn. And we must build for them in the spirit of the old man about who the poet wrote:
The Bridge Builder
by Will Allen Dromgoole*
An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”
This spirit of unselfish team work will provide greater benefits for this generation, as well as help those yet to come. Thus, in serving as bridge-builders for future generations we shall be preparing ourselves for the better things of life which can come only through friendly cooperation.
If you use this philosophy for personal benefit, remember you owe something to those who will follow you. Remember, too, to build for them.
Such cooperation was a major contributing factor in the establishment and growth of the United States of America, and its unchallenged leadership in world economy which developed a higher standard of living than ever known before. The American standard of living must go on; the system of free enterprise must be preserved; the American form of Republican government must be protected; its schools and churches must be given a firm foundation; its sources of financial income must be made secure for the benefit of those who will follow us, just as these have been preserved by those who have preceded us.
We are bound in a common cause, and no matter what misfortunes may overtake America, the burdens will fall heavily on the shoulders of each of us. We can lighten these burdens by acquiring and expressing the spirit of unselfish team work in all our relationships.
To paraphrase the sentiment expressed by Benjamin Franklin, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
Willing cooperation produces enduring power
While forced cooperation ends in failure.
The philosophy of Adolph Hitler, based on the principle of dividing and controlling, brought the Nazis to ruin, and came dangerously close to wrecking our civilization. Let us remember this, and let us do something about it by adopting the unselfish philosophy of one for all and all for one.
Until we become inspired with this broad spirit of team work, and recognize the oneness of all people and the fellowship of all mankind, we will not be in a position to benefit by the principle of cooperative effort. Greed and selfishness have not part in this spirit.
Source: PMA Science of Success.
*Title and Author of the poem was added and was not in the original text by Napoleon Hill.
Teamwork Multiplies Our Success
by Rich Cavaness
One truth Napoleon Hill discovered during all of his research and findings of the most successful people in the world is that no one person can attain success by themselves. No one mind is complete by itself. All truly great minds have been reinforced at one time or another through contacts with other great minds. He also discovered that the most effective and impactful teams practice generosity, being fair, courtesy, and a giving spirit with each other.
There is something special that happens when people work well together. A synergy that multiplies effort that enhances contributions, and that brings out the best in each of us. And the best in each of us enriches all of us.
We can really see that in the Marvel’s The Avengers, featuring Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor is not just inspiring for fans of comic heroes. The Avengers’ lesson is that ONE is better than one! Meaning that one team is better than one person. When you work with a team, your team members have your back and you have theirs. The abandonment of ego is what allows you to become part of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Napoleon Hill says “Harmonious coordination of effort is more important to a good team than individual skill.”
In all my years of coaching and leading out in team building endeavors, I have come up with seven basic components that make up a winning team:
They set team goals and know what direction they are going
Howard Shultz, CEO of Starbucks says it best, “When you’re surrounded by people who share a collective passion around a common purpose or goal, anything is possible.”
- A team should have common goals that are clear and completely understood by members.
- There should be a structured plan, partnered with action steps on how to achieve them.
*They are “we” focused instead of “I” focused and have fun in the journey.
Everyone knows what they are supposed to be doing by clarifying responsibilities
- Responsibilities should be properly divided and well understood to avoid confusion.
- Team members should know each other’s unique role and be aware of their contributions.
*Avoid overlapping of authority by dividing the job into distinct parts and accountability.
Everyone is involved in the decision-making processes of the team
- Encourage group discussions or brainstorming sessions to come up with better decisions and make the team feel they’re part of achieving success.
- Team members have a strong sense of belonging to the group when they experience a deep commitment to the group’s decisions and actions.
Everyone recognizes, accepts, adjusts and embraces diversity
- Team members are not punished for disagreeing; members work towards the mutual resolution of problems and disagreements.
- Team members are viewed as unique people with irreplaceable experiences, points of view, knowledge, opinions to contribute, and strengths.
Setup multiple channels of communication so that collaboration can be freely experienced
- Make sure everyone is always informed and nobody’s left out.
- People feel free to express their thoughts, opinions, and potential solutions to problems.
- People feel as if they are heard out and listened to by team members who are attempting to understand.
The team is founded upon trust and loyalty
- Spending time with team members with openness and honesty.
- Create team building activities and events that allow members to build trust with each other.
- Keep your word and show integrity so you can preserve trust.
Empower team members by giving opportunities to grow, learn and be independent
- Provide challenges and show a clear path to advancement.
- Appreciate efforts and reward improvements.
- Team members have the support and commitment of the group to carry out decisions.
In conclusion, Teamwork maximizes our strengths and eliminates our weaknesses. Teamwork makes the job easier because we don’t have do everything ourselves. Teamwork allows each member to build on other people’s ideas and ways of seeing things. You are not limited by your own perceptions of reality and your own way of thinking. Your team members will see things you didn’t and ways to approach a problem you might not have considered. That enables the team to do so much more in less time. There is something special that happens when people work well together as a team.
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by Napoleon Hill Foreword, Actions and Annotations by Jeffrey Gitomer
New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Gitomer brings you the very foundation of Napoleon Hill’s self-help legacy: his long-lost original notes, letters, and lectures—now compiled, edited, and annotated for the modern reader.
Twenty years before the publication of his magnum opus Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill was an instructor, philosopher, and writer at the George Washington Institute in Chicago, where he taught courses in advertising and sales. These rare, never-before-seen lectures were thought to be lost to history. Until now.
Given exclusive access to the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Jeffrey Gitomer has unearthed Hill’s original course notes containing the fundamental beliefs in hard work and personal development that established Hill as a global leader of success and positive attitude.
In Truthful Living, Gitomer has captured Hill’s foundational wisdom for the twenty-first century. These easy-to-implement real-world strategies for life, family, business, and the bottom line prove as energizing and inspiring today as they were nearly one hundred years ago.
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Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill
This edition of Napoleon Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937.
The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book.
In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.
The Master-Key to Riches
by Napoleon Hill
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The Master Key to Riches, a powerful formula for self-improvement, shows you how to harness the powers of your will and mind so that you can achieve mental happiness, business success, spiritual vitality and financial superiority.
Based on the Andrew Carnegie formula for money making, The Master Key to Riches describes in step-by-step detail the greatest practical philosophy of success. “Riches” means all riches—“not merely those represented by bank balances and material things,” says Napoleon Hill in the introduction to this master-manual for personal achievement.
This amazing philosophy, culled from the success experiences of many of the world’s most powerful and wealthy men, will show you how to succeed in any path of life, whether it be love, wealth, personal satisfaction, faith, or any number of other goals.
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By: Jeffrey Gitomer
Every person in the universe wants to hear YES! Every business and sales winner wants to hear one word: YES! Having and maintaining a YES! Attitude that’s powerful enough to help anyone achieve the impossible is possible. When you’ve got a YES! Attitude, you assume everything will start with YES! …and you’ll find a way to YES! even when the first, second, and third answer you hear is NO!
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