Adjusting your attitude, focal points, and formulating specific intentions will go a long way in defining your level of success with the initiative.
How are you going to measure the project, other team members, and yourself?
Not just for team leaders
Whether you are the leader or play another role on the team, you should consider your personal agenda. What is your personal plan of attack? What do you want to learn from the experience? What sort of contribution do you intend to make? What kind of impact do you want to have?
If you’re on the team, you have a responsibility that you can’t shake. And it’s not finding excuses for why you, others, or the team can’t be successful. It’s to figure out the way that you, others, and the team will be successful despite the challenges you face.
A team of personal responsibility
Good teams share distribute responsibility widely. If everyone takes a personal stake, and everyone works to develop a good plan of attack, the project will have a much better chance for success.
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