A few days ago a friend of mine published a blog post that referenced The Mighty Ducks. She did a great job of bringing back childhood nostalgia, but more importantly she asks a great question: “Who was your favorite Mighty Duck?”
My vote goes to Goldberg, but I would like to talk about team leadership before I explain why.
Have you ever been on a team that has that one person who doesn’t want to do anything? Have you ever been on a team that has that guy who wants to do everything? I’ve been on both of those teams, and honestly, the results were less than stellar.
What makes a team succeed? When working with a team, I like to consider the three C’s –
1. Communication – Communication must be open and honest. No member of your team should feel like they didn’t have an opportunity to voice an opinion.
2. Coordination – The operations should be carefully coordinated among the team members. Plans need to be drawn out and duties assigned accordingly to each member.
3. Cooperation – Each member needs to cooperate by fulfilling his or her duties. If everyone does their job, it will be smooth sailing from there.
I find that teamwork is very intriguing to me. In my experience, people seem to perform at their best when members of a team are relying on them.
Back to Goldberg – I’m fascinated by the relationship between the goalie and other members of a hockey team. The goalie relies on the offense to keep the puck at the opposite end of the rink (and to hopefully score), while the other players rely on the goalie to stop the puck every time it is fired at him. In my opinion, sometimes the best offense is a good defense.
What do you think makes a team succeed?