Right-Minded Teamwork asserts that as teammates, you either work together as allies, or you pull apart, viewing each other as adversaries.
Allies work towards achieving team goals. Adversaries work towards individual elevation, which separates and divides the team.
To determine whether you are in an ally or adversary mindset, ask yourself, Do I want to be right, or do I want our team to be successful? Allies want to be part of a successful team. Adversaries want to be right, no matter the cost.
As an adversary, Ego persuades you to compete with your teammates. As an ally, Reason says the opposite. ReasonReason is a mythological character and symbolic guide who shows you how to think and behave in a Right-Minded way. As your Right-Minded teacher, Reason helps you differentiate and choose between Right-Minded and wrong-minded attitudes and behaviors. More gently reminds you that separateness prevents true success. There cannot be Oneness or collaboration where there is competition.
As the Decision-Maker, you choose to follow either Reason or EgoEgo is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive. More. You either collaborate or compete. You are an ally or adversary. There is no middle ground.
If you choose to follow Reason and become an ally, you embrace and live your team’s Work Agreements. If you decide to follow Ego, you become an adversary, creating a battleground inside yourself and your team.
To transform competitive adversaries into collaborative allies, start by following the Right Choice Model, creating team Work AgreementsA Work Agreement is a collective teammate promise to transform non-productive, adversarial behavior into collaborative teamwork behavior. More, and applying the 7 Mindfulness Training Lessons.
Reason, Ego & the Right-Minded Teamwork Myth: The Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Team That Works Together as One.
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