Mutually helping team members achieve both individual and team objectives

Once upon a time, at a construction site, a wall was being erected. The site was on a mountain and one side had a deep precipice. Two workers were laying bricks and cement to make a wall. The workers were tied with ropes from their waists and had to stand on the edge of the …

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The concern of a team member is also the concern of the team

Once upon a time, a mouse, a chicken, a pig, and a cow lived happily together in a farm. The farmer’s wife was irritated by the mouse, as the mouse used to plunder the kitchen at night. So, she bought a mousetrap and placed it in the kitchen. The mouse told the chicken, the pig, …

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Some team members act as adhesives to unite the team

Once upon a time, the management of a football team noticed that the team, although comprised of the best players, did not perform as expected. The management instructed the team manager to make changes in the team. The team manager asked the coach to suggest some names of players, which could be inducted in the …

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A team succeeds where an individual fails

Once upon a time, a disciple asked a monk, “How can I obtain something, which in spite of all my efforts, I cannot obtain?” The monk noticed that in the sky, birds were flying in a formation. He asked the disciple to look at the birds and said, “Birds fly in formation. For long distances, …

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A team is more than the sum of individuals

Once upon a time, a monk along with his disciples was traveling on a road, and they saw a large pile of bricks. The monk asked the disciples, “What is this?” The disciples said, “It is a pile of bricks.” After sometime, they came across a house. The monk asked the disciples, “What is this?” …

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