Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Be A Great Part

Every day we see examples of teams of organizations that are obvious underdogs, but which are still out-playing, out-thinking and out-distancing their most formidable competitors. The lesson is simple and powerful, and can be found on virtually every page of excellent little book entitled TEAMWORKS.

You can go it alone if you want to, but life and work are a lot more fun, and far more productive, when we’re pulling together as a winning team.

It’s true. Everyone in a company or team should believe that he or she has something to give the organization which cannot otherwise be given. And, as Hugh Hanels put it, “You make others better by being so good yourself.”

How much better? That’s the exciting part.

Great people don’t necessarily equal great teams. A star team usually beats a team of stars.

At STINSON Brand Innovation, we are intentionally and enthusiastically forming a band of winners that is greater than the sum of the individuals. If you're looking to be a "great part," join us -- as one of our team members, as a client, or as a creative supporter.

1 comment:

melanie said...

i sometimes forget that i contribute the most by being completely myself.

i like books that confirm that idea.

in fact, one of my favorite quotes from this book is from meryl streep:

"Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of yourself and everybody else. Don't let your special character and spirit--the true essence of you--don't let that get beaten down."