Friday, May 14, 2010

A team is defined as a "group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project". Team members operate with a high degree of interdependence, share authority and responsibility for self-management, are accountable for the collective performance, and work toward a common goal and shared rewards. Sometimes, members of a team let their own agendas disrupt the success of that team. That would make that team member more of an opponent. An opponent is defined as "one who opposes another or others in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate. How one deals with an opponent who is a member of a team is a puzzle that has yet to be solved. Does one kick ass or kiss it? Probably neither and that battle will wage on, maybe forever. On this day in 1870 the first game of rugby in New Zealand was played between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club. Unless it is 'touch rugby', people kick balls somewhat like football, and not each other's asses. That, my friends, is a team. "Horse Right Needlepoint Pillow" shown today.
"There is no "i" in team but there is in win." Michael Jordan