Where can a person go to learn how to become a better team player? Your choices are definitely limited.
Your first option is to find something by one of the many corporate consultants who are producing books. If you do, be prepared
to get bogged down in the endless details and research of the latest management fad. Often their ideas are not very practical
to apply. Most of us don't want to reinvent our companies—we just want to become the best we can!
Your other choice is to grab a book by a successful college or professional coach. If you can get past the Xs and Os, you
may have to read between the lines to find a nugget of wisdom you can use to build a better team in your environment.
John C. Maxwell takes the pain out of knowing what makes a team tick. If you want to have a better team, you have to develop
better players. Great team players, like great teams, are formed from the inside out.
The qualities Maxwell teaches quickly take you to the heart of teamwork. Anybody can understand them and apply them—whether
at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. If you learn the 17 essential qualities of a team player, you can
become the kind of person every team wants. If everyone on your team does it, there will be no holding you back.