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. 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..
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.
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.: Create a Right-Minded Team That Works as One.
To learn more about this simple but powerful teaching model, go to RightMindedTeamwork.com or your favorite book retailer, and pick up your copy of How to Apply the Right Choice Model: Create a Right-Minded Team That Works as One.