Book Category: Leadership, Business,

The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants (book summary)

Author: John C. Maxwell
Life Changing Principles
8.1
Quality of Writing
7.0
Overall Value
8.0
pros: Great reminders, helpful for all roles within a company
cons: Repeat of known concepts
77.0%
overall rating
7.7

QUICK SUMMARY:

17 Essential Qualities…’ is a helpful outline of some crucial character qualities that covers every aspect of what a team needs and looks for in a team member. 

KEY INSIGHTS:

  • Being humble, adaptable, willing to learn and curious.
  • Focusing on what you can change within yourself, rather than hoping for
    others to change.
  • Be candid in communication
  • Collaboration, not Competition
    Plan your progress, value self-improvement over self-promotion

PRACTICAL APPLICATION:

  • Choose to discuss ongoing projects without fear.
  • Communicate in a healthy, secure way.
  •  Seek out ways to collaborate, rather than isolating within a project.

MEANINGFUL QUOTES
“People who are not emotionally secure see almost everything as a threat.”

“People who are focused on themselves are less likely to make changes for the team than people focused on serving others.”

“Do the best you can under the conditions that exist. That is what counts.”