Motivational Series

Attributes of A Team Destroyer- 3

by Idede Oseyande
In this segment, we will be looking at three in one dimension of a team destroyer.
Aggressive, Arrogant, and Adds no value.
Do you know that team member that is always difficult to deal with? That one that finds a fault right from the exchange of pleasantries.
“Good morning, sir/ma”
“What is good about the morning?” he replies. Then he talks of the many problems in the country as if that is the reason for his aggression.
Someone shares an opinion in the team, and he attacks the idea without courtesy.
Attempt to draw their attention to the need for decorum and mutual respect in the exchange of opinions is usually faced with this kind of expression: “I am a very blunt person who says things as it is. I hate hypocrisy”.
By the time you follow them in the same line of bluntness, then you are brewing trouble in the group. 3rd world war will start right before your eyes.
This is not the type of pride that goes with team members who happen to be more exposed and have superior knowledge than other members of the team. Though that too is not good but can be easily tolerated due to what they bring to the table.
This kind of arrogance is the one of a butterfly that thinks of itself like a bird. They are bereft of ideas, yet they won’t sit down and allow those with a good understanding of the task at hand to do the job. They are attention seekers, who are only looking for positions to occupy.
Once there is an announcement calling on the members of the committee/ team, they are always the first to show up as if the team revolves around them.
#Adds no value!
These are the #robots in the team. Once you give them a task and they get stuck, they don’t have the gumption to decide on their own. They will pause the task until you come again to tell them what to do.
In the end, it would be better to do the task yourself than to make the mistake of assigning them to it.
They retard the growth and progress of the team.
In sports, they call them “#short one!”; which means they are just a mere number, just like having a man down.
I hope you got the point?

About the author

Idede Oseyande

IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.

He currently runs an online advocacy platform ( where he engages the government and the people.

Among his published works are 'What is Left of What is Right?', 'The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader' and 'Warri No Dey Carry Last'.

He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.

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