#003-No I in Team? Yeah, Right…

On this episode of the Work on the Edge Podcast, we are going to talk about one of the biggest misconceptions about teamwork, the idea that there is no “I” in team.

We’ve all heard it, we’ve probably said it, and we may even teach it to our kids. The old cliche’ “There’s no I in team.”

At Work on the Edge, I like to take beliefs that we generally accept as true and really look into them and see if our beliefs are actually serving us in a useful way. As a high-stakes professional, you no doubt work closely with others, probably in a team environment. Doesn’t it make you all warm and fuzzy to believe “There’s no I in team”? Isn’t it a good idea to think that team is more important than the individual? I don’t think so, especially in high-stakes situations.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why there is really no such thing as a team
  • Why I went overboard with wolf metaphors
  • That there is actually an “I” in team, at what it is
  • What high-stakes professionals (Edge Pros) can learn from outlaw motorcycle gangs
  • The common misconception of individual efforts
  • The 3 part process to becoming more of an individual on your team
  • And much more
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