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TEAM PLAYER

To know a team player we need to first understand having a team spirit.

TEAM SPIRIT

This is a feeling of camaraderie among the members of a group, enabling them to cooperate and work well together. CAMARADRIE is mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.

The feeling of pride and loyalty that exists among the members of a team and that makes them want their team to do well or to be the best – Collins Dictionary

 Feeling of belonging together that the members of a group have towards others in the group  – Cambrigde English Dictionary

An enthusiastic attitude towards working or playing together with other people as a team – Macmillan Dictionary

TEAM WORK

According to  Wikipedia, Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.

TEAM PLAYER

Who is a team player?

A person who plays or works well as a member of a team. He is someone who puts his personal interests aside and works well with others, doing what needs to be done to achieve a common goal.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD TEAM PLAYER

A good team player

  • Shows Genuine Commitment.
  • Is flexible.
  • Doesn’t stay in the shadows.
  • Is reliable and responsible.
  • Actively listen.
  • Keeps his team informed.
  • Always ready to help.
  • Supports and respects others
  • Is a problem-solver
  • Recognizes when you are wrong

TRAITS OF AN INEFFECTIVE TEAM PLAYER

  • Doesn’t Pull his Weight
  • Unwilling to Share
  • Not worthy of Trust
  • Pursues Personal Goals
  • Blames & Excuses
  • Unduly Pessimistic & Negative

By Obiageli Buzugbe

Chukukere Amarachi is an Artistic Nigerian Social Impact Advocate, Blogger, Communications & Media Enthusiast, Aspiring Social Entrepreneur and Trainer who promotes and believes in sustainable livelihoods for all. She seeks to inspires a global audience with her voice, business, community development projects and advocacy messages. Her Goal Building an enabling environment for great potentials to thrive. She can be really goofy and playful, is attracted to exotic dishes and locations and wouldn't mind owning a private jet, oh yeah! She's a strong believer and follower of Jesus Christ. For her people who cook, create, explore and travel have a spot in my heart ♥

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