Ideal Team Player

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Patrick Lencioni’s book, “The Ideal Team Player”, is a book that places emphasis on the qualities of being a team player. In order to be recognized as a team player, one must possess three essential virtues including humbleness, hunger, and smart. In the beginning, the book includes the fable of a leader, CEO Jeff Shanely, who is in distressed need to save his uncle’s company by cracking the codes of virtues and rebuilding the organizational culture. In the beginning, Lencioni tells how a mythical company must come together as one to address its noxious workplace culture. The company is considerably struggling and it is up to Jeff to establish and understand what is required to make up an ideal team. Throughout the fable, Jeff has determined …show more content…
The four applications described in the text included hiring, assessing current employees, developing employees, and embedding the model into the organizations culture. The entire section of employee development focuses primarily on employees or team members who lack in at least one of the three virtues. However, Lencioni (2016), mentions that ideal team members require development as well. As good way to analyze all team members including those who are ideal, should complete the self-assessment. Thus, all employees require encouragement. Immediate and unmistakable feedback can become the desire someone needs to change. Lencioni refers to this development as a not-too gentle reminder. It is up to leadership to continuously encourage teamwork and develop employees. The culture of leadership must be bold and appropriately address the lack of all three …show more content…
There are times where I fall short of his glory and the expectations Christ has set. In life, we all expect to experience trials and tribulations. Trials and tribulations will always test our personal faith and relationship with Christ. However, I reflect on my hungriness for the love of Christ. My spiritual hunger for Christ is the missing element I require for growth and improvement. In the book of Colossians, the Bible mentions, “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Colossians 1:9-10 King James Bible). To develop my spiritual understanding, I will continuously request the ever-growing knowledge of Christ’s will. My perseverance and hunger for the love of Christ is essential to for my overall success as a

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