When a group of people comes together as a true team, they can accomplish anything. But what makes for a true team? Coordination doesn’t just happen. It takes dedication and consistent effort for a group of people to work together.
So, if you want to create a successful team, you have to understand that it isn’t going to happen overnight. It will take hard work, but the rewards will be well worth the effort.
Becoming Your Best Won’t Be Easy
But it will be worth it. There is nothing that can match a well-functioning team. Every person brings their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses to the table. When you master every element of teamwork, you can leverage these skill-sets to get the most from your teammates. It may take hard work to get there, and even more hard work to maintain it, but delivering your best always takes hard work.
It also takes a little help from the experts. Our organization offers various training to help you bring the best out in your team. This training is tough and comprehensive, but they will make you stand out from the rest.
The Team that Trains Together Stays Together
We offer a comprehensive team training program for athletes and organizations. It’s based on our Four Pillars of excellence. Think of these pillars as being the solid foundation you lay to create lasting success for your team. They are:
Each aspect of the Four Pillars is a crucial element for your team’s success.
Without the ability to communicate, nothing else will work for your team. Every person has to know when and how to voice their opinions. It is one thing to tell a person what they need to know, it is another to do it clearly and with respect.
True communication also means knowing when and how to listen. There’s a time to voice your opinion, and a time to listen to what others have to say. Arguments, miscommunications, and mistakes happen when your team is not properly listening.
Team members who do not have an accountability mindset can really compromise your organization. Accountability means being honest with yourself about your shortcomings and mistakes, and being honest with your team about them as well.
Someone who can hold themselves accountable will own up to their errors. They will be honest with themselves about how they are contributing to the team, and they will consider how they could do better.
This takes humility, and your team cannot survive without it.
True leadership is knowing how to command your team without alienating them. It also means knowing when to allow another to take the lead. For that reason, everyone on your team has to know how to lead and follow.
Without good communication and accountability, there is no true leadership in an organization. Every aspect of the four pillars works together help you create the group dynamics that lead to excellence.
And that’s why teamwork is one of our Four Pillars. When leadership, communication, and accountability come together, true teamwork is the result. Once you get there, don’t think you can rest on your laurels. It takes consistent effort, remember? You have to perform regular checks to make sure your team is still following through. This will help you catch little problems before they become big problems.
So, if you think you need a little help getting your team into shape, check out our training. We’re tough, but only because we are dedicated to making you and your team the best.
About Elemental Edge Training
Founded by former Navy SEAL Bill Atkinson, Elemental Edge Training offers highly organized, fast-paced half, full and three day workshops that enhance your ability to lead, follow, communicate and participate as an individual and on a team. Lectures, discussions and practicals, and a rapid fire “Plan-brief-execute-debrief” format hammer home why you’re here and what you must change to improve your personal and professional life. We also teach you a Navy SEAL mindset approach that’s a game changer for you and your team and includes direct and immediate feedback, along with “report card” to take home round out the experience, give pause for reflection, and inspire further change.