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The Ideal Team Player : Model

What makes humble, hungry and smart powerful and unique is not the individual attributes themselves,
but rather the required combination of all three


Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking yourself less


Virtues

Positive

Negative

Humble

Quick to point out contribution of others

Slow to seek attention for their own

Share credit

Emphasize team over self

Define success collectively rather than individually

Boast and soak up attention

Lack self-confidence but are generous and positive to others

Lack of understanding or their own worth

Project over-confidence

Discount their own talents

Hungry

Looking for more things to do / to learn

More responsibilities to take on

Need not have to be pushed by others

Self-motivated, diligent

Constantly thinking about next step / opportunity

Selfish

Dominating way

Smart

Person’s common sense about people

Interpersonally appropriate and aware

Deal with others in most effective way

Good judgement

Don’t say / Fail to say – do things

Interpersonally smart

Categories:

0/3

  • Easy to identify
  • Life can be hard for them

1/3

Virtues

Positive

Negative

Highlight

Humble

Pleasant

Kind hearted

Don’t have ability to build effective relationships with colleagues

Little impact of performance in a team

The Pawn

Hungry

Focus on their own interests No understanding or concern for how their actions impact others

Quick destroyers of team

The Bulldozer

Smart

Entertaining

Likeable

Little interest in long term well-being of team/colleagues

The Charmer

2/3

Virtues

Positive

Negative

Highlight

Humble & Hungry

Wants to serve team

Least dangerous

No bad intentions

Take corrective feedback in good humor

Not interested in getting attention & credit

Interpersonal problems on team due to their lack of understanding on how their words and actions are received by others

The Accidental Mess-Maker

Humble & Smart

Adept in working

Caring about colleagues

Lovable

Charming

Positive

Do only as much as they are asked

Rarely volunteer for extra assignments

Limited passion for the work the team is doing

The Lovable Slackers

Hungry & Smart

Cleverly ambitious

Willing to work extremely hard

Work for personal benefit

Very adept at portraying themselves as humble

Tend to rise in the ranks of companies where leaders reward individual performance over teamwork

The Skillful Politician

3/3

  • The Ideal Team Player
  • Little ego for needing attention or credit for their contributions
  • Comfortable sharing their accolades
  • Work with sense of energy, passion, personal responsibility
  • Take on whatever they possibly can for the good of the team
  • Say & do things that help teammates feel appreciated, understood and included
  • Tough love during difficult situations

Also, read The Ideal Team Player : Key Points and The Ideal Team Player : Application

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