The Ideal Team Player – Part 1

February 28, 2017

Have you ever worked with a team and experienced that one person who just threw off the entire dynamic of the team? Maybe you were involved in interviewing a potential new team member and knew that something wasn’t quite right but couldn’t put your finger on what the issue was.

Here’s the good news: You’re not alone.

Here’s the better news: There are a few virtues that, when added to your leadership tool belt, can be helpful in recognizing and cultivating ideal team players. These ideal team players are humble, hungry and smart. (We'll unpack each of these virtues later in this blog series.)

Here at Fishhook, we believe every person is uniquely wired by God, and we all possess gifts and talents that, when used in tandem with others, create incredible teams. Creating a culture where these teams can thrive is the most important task for any leader (and one that we take very seriously). This is precisely where understanding the virtues of an ideal team player and developing a strategy for hiring and team enrichment using the virtues can be a benefit for any organization.

Hiring ideal team players and developing cohesive teams made up of them will only help the Church as we move forward in our divinely appointed task of leading people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Developing this team will take a lot of hard work, but it will be totally worth it in the end.

Stay tuned for the rest of this blog series as we unpack what it means to be an ideal team player and the difference it can make for your team.

For more information about the ideal team player, pick up a copy of "The Ideal Team Player" by Patrick Lencioni. To dive even deeper into creating your hiring and team development strategy, visit The Table Group for tools to assist you in your journey.


Joshua Delph

Supporter. Trainer. Code Writer. Creative Arts Pastor Turned Designer. Husband. Protective Dad of Teenage Daughter. Avid Grass Cutter. Living in the Freedom He Provides.