How winning teams are different to the rest:
ATTRIBUTE NUMBER 1: WINNING TEAMS PLAY TO WIN.
Team members realize that wins and losses are often determined by attitude alone. The difference between playing to win and playing not to lose is often the difference between success and mediocrity.
ATTRIBUTE NUMBER 2: WINNING TEAMS TAKE RISKS.
You cannot stop taking a risk and expecting that you will succeed. Life simply does not work like that. You have to go for it and it’s easier to win when you’re the underdog since you’ve got nothing to lose.
ATTRIBUTE NUMBER 3: WINNING TEAMS KEEP IMPROVING.
They just keep getting better. Resting on your laurels has no place in a winning environment. You need to keep up the pace and stay in front. The highest reward from improving constantly is not what you get from improving – it’s the person you become as a result of it.
ATTRIBUTE NUMBER 1: WINNING TEAM MEMBERS CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER.
Each member cares about the success of each other. Andrew Carnegie realized that before he could become successful, he needed to make his employees successful. He once said “It markers a big step in your development when you realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.”
(Inspired by Dr. John C Maxwell’s paperback “Be a People Person”.)