How To Create An Environment That Attracts Ideal Team Players

Author and leadership consultant Patrick Lencioni talks about The Ideal Team Player in his latest book. The Ideal Team Player lays out what a leader should look for in new employees.

Ideal Team Players have three traits you need to consider. These team members need to be hungry, humble, and smart.

You need to attract Ideal Team Players

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Hungry means they’re looking for more. These team players are looking for more responsibility, things to do, and ways to improve the organization. Humble means they leave their ego at the door. They don’t believe they’re better than anyone else on the team. Smart means they know how to deal with people. These smart team players can assess a group situation and know how to deal with the interpersonal dynamics going on within the group.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Upgrade

A Reel Leadership Article

Set in the near-future, Upgrade is a world of upgrades. Cars are self-driving and self-sustaining. Humans are implanted with technological upgrades. And computers run the home (okay, this one isn’t too far off with the proliferation of automation in the home).

Discover leadership lessons in Upgrade movie

Upgrade tells the sad tale of Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green). Early in Upgrade, Grey loses his wife Asha (Melanie Vallejo) after an accident caused by their self-driving car. Grey soon discovers this was no accident and he was played the whole time.

The loss of the love of his life causes the technophobe to accept an implant. The implant would help Grey regain movement and discover who killed his wife. Eventually, leading to an outcome that was unexpected.

Upgrade was a fun romp in a sci-fi setting. Lots of action and intrigue. There’s also plenty of leadership lessons in Upgrade. Let’s check leadership lessons out below.

Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO?

I have to admit it.  I am, frankly, quite baffled. For the last 20 years, and all around the world, we CEOs have invested untold millions into the question: “What does it take to have an engaged workplace culture?” We’ve bought books, retained consultants, rolled out surveys, looked deep into the hearts and minds of the people who work for us. We know how crucial it is to having talent who love working for us and who will offer discretionary effort and innovation. And introductions to their friends. We even know how to quantify all this stuff.

Be careful of becoming a soul-sucking leader

We are at the leading edge of a historic conversation. Our predecessors – the generations who ran the factories and cracked the whips – would look at us and our workplaces in awe. We know better than anyone at any time in the history of humans what it takes to create a workplace where people want to come to work, joyfully invest their efforts and talents into a cause greater than themselves, and go home happy to children who are learning from their examples.