The Right-Minded Teamwork model includes a list of 30 behavioral and process-oriented teammate attitudes and behaviors with their associated costs and benefits. I collected and compiled these over three decades of team-building workshops.
This valuable list includes clear, specific, right, and wrong behaviors “taught” to us by either Reason 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 or Ego is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive. More.
Thoughts and attitudes always precede teamwork behavior. Right-Minded attitudes come from Reason. Wrong-minded attitudes come from Ego.
The good news is that Right-Minded attitudes are natural. They are already inside you and your teammates.
Law of Seeing
Don’t forget the Law of Seeing: You always look upon the world around you from the position of what you feel within. If hatred finds a place within your heart, you will perceive a fearful world. But if you hold Reason’s attitudes [see 4 below] you will see a world full of promise and hope for everyone. It’s always your Choice!
Here are 4 of the 30 attitudes and behaviors.
- Ego: Hold & project grievances; Never forget or forgive
- Reason: Embrace & extend forgiveness; Let go of issues from the past
- Ego: There’s a mindset of scarcity, a belief that to give is to lose
- Reason: There’s an attitude of abundance, a belief that to give is to receive
- Ego: We believe it is best to keep quiet when correction is needed
- Reason: We have a team culture of appropriately speaking up when a correction is needed
- Ego: There is a feeling of avoidance and criticism among teammates
- Reason: There is a spirit of acknowledgment and reward among teammates
When you think about any of the wrong-minded Ego attitudes you see in the list, ask yourself,
Was I born with these depressing, debilitating, and awful Ego attitudes?
Your answer will always be “no!”
You learned those wrong-minded attitudes from Ego. That means you can unlearn them, too.
You can find the list in several RMT books, including How to Apply the The model is a teaching aid that helps your team choose a set of unique, “right” teamwork attitudes and behaviors. More: Create a Right-Minded Team That Works as One.
To learn more about this simple but powerful teaching model, pick up your copy of How to Apply the Right Choice Model: Create a Right-Minded Team That Works as One.