Have you heard the saying that there is no “I” in TEAM?

Well, my good friend Gihan Perera begs to differ. He is convinced the Internet has changed the way teams work or at the very least, the internet has created possibilities and opportunities that teams need to embrace to maximise their effectiveness and efficiency.

So when I discovered that this week’s intentional affirmation was all about being a team player, I started to reassess how I am working with others.

Intentional Affirmation #21. I am a valuable team player! This week I will take intentional actions to help my team succeed.

Each week I’m reporting here on my personal experience in implementing my 52 Intentional Affirmations. These are designed to help us be more intentionally mindful of the impact our intentions have on living a happy, flourishing and prosperous life. (Click Here to start work on your own 52 Intentional Affirmations).

Liz and I first started working together when we both were privileged to work for the Training Department of what was then the Rural Bank of NSW in the 1980’s. We learned a great deal about what it really means to work in an environment with inspirational leaders and to be in a workplace that allowed and encouraged individual flourishing.

Sadly, what I’ve learned since that time, and after working with a wide range of organisations across many industries and professions, our experience in the Rural Bank Training Department was certainly not the type of work environment that most people experience.

Reflecting back on that time in the Rural Bank, our General Manager, Ian Husking, was so clear on his intention to make a positive difference for the branch managers and their teams through world class training and development programs, that we all bought into that intention.

I’m convinced this is as true now as it was back then… when you have leaders and team members who are clear on their intention for the people they impact through the work that they do, promises, actions and results are set and managed in an environment of trust, and in an environment where individuals and teams can flourish and prosper.

Like my friend Gihan who believes the Internet adds an “I” to team, there is no doubt in my mind that Intention adds an “I” to team as well.

4 Questions For You To Consider

  1. What’s your intention for the people you impact through your work role?
  2. How clearly have you defined your intention for those people, and how well have you articulated it to them?
  3. How aligned are the promises and actions you take on a daily basis with your intention for those you impact through your work role.
  4. And finally, to what extent are you achieving the intentional results you seek for yourself and for others?

Each of the 52 Intentional Affirmations are designed to create an intentional pattern interrupt to allow you to mindfully focus each week on an area of your personal and/or business life that is impacted by your intention.

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