Motivational Series

Attributes of A Team Player- 1

by Idede Oseyande
Teachability and Transparency.
One of the most common traits of a team is that it is made of different people coming together to work as one. These people no matter how closely related their field or location might be, their experiences and knowledge can never be the same.
What does this infer?
It means everyone will be coming with something different to the table. These differences can only become strengths when there are proper synergies.
The synchronization of various opinions and divergent views can only be possible when the members have these two outstanding qualities of team players- teachability and transparency!
Teach-ability: this is the ability to unlearn and relearn. It is obvious that the opinions presented to the team can never be of the same value. Some opinions will be of superior knowledge than others, irrespective of who shares them. A progressive team player goes with the superior opinion whether it was shared by the team head or just a ‘floor member’.
A good team player should be open to learning new things while working with others.
Transparency: this is your ability to be truthful in words and in deeds. You cannot say one thing during deliberations in the team and go behind to do another thing.
And when assigned specific duties by the team, you should carry them out with honesty and give every minute detail back to the team, especially when money is involved.
With the above knowledge, are you a team player?

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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