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Team Catalysts

Teams need catalysts. Every catalyst brings intensity to the table, by

  •   keeping the team focused
  •   challenging them
  •   And having fun do it.

Having fun is the way it always is for a catalyst.

  Catalysts love

  •   stirring up the team
  •   making things happen
  •   doing whatever it takes to push the team to the next level.

When a catalyst does that consistently, the team becomes

  • expectant
  • confident
  • elevated
  • and ultimately amazed

Winning team have players who make things happen. When crunch time comes, a catalyst become critical. Characteristics of a catalyst

  •   Intuitive
  •   Communicative
  •   Passionate
  •   Talented
  •   Creative
  •   Initiator
  •   Responsible
  •   Generous
  •   Influential

Your attitude determines the team’s attitude. No one can move closer to his potential without paying in some way to get there.  Your team will reach its potential only if you reach your potential.

Remember the Cs:Character + Competence + Commitment + Consistency + Cohesion = [Ac}Countability

When you know what to do, then you can do what you know. When you give your best to the world, the world returns the favor. – H. Jackson Brown

Reference: John Maxwell. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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