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When you help your team create and live team A Work Agreement is a collective teammate promise to transform non-productive, adversarial behavior into collaborative teamwork behavior. More, they will be well on their way to living these characteristics.
How does the Right-Minded Teammate actively embraces these characteristics?
They do two things especially when difficult situations occur.
First, they remind themselves of their commitment to thinking in a do-no-harm way.
Second, they choose to demonstrate do-no-harm behaviors that align with their Right-Minded attitudes [as described in the team Work Agreements], such as finding solutions to challenging situations.
It is not always easy to do these two things, but it is always that simple.
Different Backgrounds & Shared Characteristics
Right-Minded Teammates have diverse backgrounds, vastly different experiences, and display a wide range of skills. No two teammates are alike.
Still, there are certain characteristics all Right-Minded Teammates share. Now, let’s take a closer look at each of these Right-Minded Teammate characteristics that were inspired by A Course in Miracles M-4
Trust is the foundational characteristic for teammates who desire to create and sustain Right-Minded Teamwork. Right-Minded Teammates trust one another because their own past experience has taught them that, in all situations, a forgiving [trusting] attitude creates safety for teammates to collaborate and resolve difficulties.
For the Right-Minded Teammate, honesty means more than just telling the truth. It refers to consistency in thought and deed. An honest, Right-Minded Teammate is consistently looking within and striving to align thoughts, words, and behaviors with the team’s A team’s psychological goals describe how teammates intentionally choose to think and behave as they work together to achieve their team’s business goals. More and forgiving values. This kind of honesty is essential to creating and sustaining Right-Minded Teamwork.
Judgment is the opposite of forgiveness; it implies a lack of trust. Tolerance indicates non-judgment. Tolerant teammates do not judge one another because they know that though they are not the same, all Right-Minded Teammates are equal. Their tolerance creates space for the wisdom of diversity to surface, and their equality allows them to work together as one.
Right-Minded Teammates believe that gentleness is the only sane response to challenging situations and circumstances. Whereas harshness and judgment close doors, gentleness opens them. With gentleness, it is easy for teammates to do no harm as they work as one – with teammates and customers alike.
Joy is the inevitable result for Right-Minded teammates who are gentle and non-judgmental. Fear is impossible for those who are gentle, especially during challenging situations. Joy comes from gentleness, tolerance, honesty, and forgiveness.
Right-Minded Teammates understand that defenses are foolish, judgmental attitudes and behaviors that prevent the team from finding solutions to difficult situations. When teammates summon the courage to forgive and trust themselves and to look honestly at their wrong-minded defenses without judgment, they can lay those debilitating arguments gently aside, creating the proper conditions for honestly doing no harm and working as one.
Right-Minded Teammates honestly and humbly give all they know to help their team create Right-Minded Teamwork and achieve Creating 100% customer satisfaction is a primary goal of Right-Minded Teamwork. More. The world teaches that if you give something away, you lose it, but Right-Minded Teammates realize that to give is to receive. They eagerly participate with their teammates to create solutions to solve challenging situations, bringing joy and satisfaction to the team through their gentle generosity.
Teammates who know Right-Minded Teamwork is the outcome they want can easily afford to wait without concern. Because their goal is to be tolerant and gentle with their teammates, patience comes naturally. The highest desire is to work as one.
Judgment, or wrong-mindedness, closes teammates’ minds, creating resistance for Right-Minded Teamwork. To ensure they do no harm while working as one, Right-Minded Teammates embrace open-mindedness, also known as Right-Mindedness.
Faithfulness describes a teammate’s trust in their team’s version of Right-Minded Teamwork. When a teammate is faithful, they effortlessly and wholeheartedly believe in Right-Minded Teamwork. They want to do no harm and work as one. They know none of us is as smart as all of us. When applied during challenging circumstances, their faithfulness inevitably leads the team to happy outcomes.
These 10 were inspired by A Course in Miracles M-4
Applying These Characteristics within Your Team
To encourage your team to embrace and live these Right-Minded characteristics, apply the principles and concepts presented in these two Right-Minded Teamwork books.
Achieving Right-Minded Teamwork involves adopting an attitude of mindfulness. These 7 Lessons teach how to do no harm and work as one. More: Improve Teammates’ Ability to Work as One with Right-Minded Thinking will teach you how to apply RMT’s seven, powerful thinking lessons to encourage Right-Minded, unified teamwork.
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 teaches you how to transform a disappointed team customer into a 100% satisfied customer by making Right-Minded choices, all of which align with the above list of characteristics.
To Your Success!