Some great stuff here from Brad Lomenick. Would these characteristics describe your staff team with your sports ministry? How about the staff at the church? What about the leadership team of your ministry? If not, how could help develop these?
1. Good teammates are great finishers. They get the job done. They take projects across the finish line.
2. Good teammates anticipate. They understand what needs to be done next before others, and are always looking for ways to make the process better.
3. Good teammates criticize their leader in private, and praise in public. Enough said on that.
4. Good teammates are trustworthy. When given an assignment, a leader can be assured that it will get done. This is incredibly important.
5. Good teammates are vision copycats. They take on, embody and live out the vision and mission of their leader, and of the organization.
6. Good teammates make their leader better. They push their leader, and know how to lead up appropriately and intentionally.
7. Good teammates make their other teammates better. They know how to lead their peers and lead across in an organization, and don’t rely on the leader to be the only one motivating the team, as well as holding the other teammates accountable.
8. Good teammates lead themselves. They don’t need to be managed, and aren’t needy. They don’t need all the attention from the leader.