The pinnacle of excellence is achieved when every player has humbled their self to the point of simply desiring to contribute to the success of the team and sacrifice their own selfish ambition for the good of the whole. When team members are willing and able to embrace the team’s values, commit, buy-in, and believe in the team’s mission, then this is a team that is on the path.
What Does It Take?
It takes a change in the philosophy of individualism to the collective transformative wisdom that says, “We’re all in this together.” This change requires the individual to make a choice; a choice to let go of the self and embrace the values of the team.
"If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team." Bud Wilkinson