Working within a Group

Learning to work well within a group is an important skill that can be easily translated from being on a sports team.  Becky & Patricia identify 3 very important aspects for us to focus on:

1) Lead self: Understand yourself and your personality.  Understand your values and beliefs.  Know your gifts and talents and your role on the team.

2) Lead others: Starts with relationships, so build relationships with those in your group.  Learn their personalities, values, beliefs, gifts, talents, and roles.  Be willing to accept feedback to improve your communication skills and lead with respect and relationship in dealing with conflict.  

3) Follow well: Respect others and allow opportunities for others to lead.  Observe and learn from others.  Put the team first. 

In her Highlight Reel, Patricia told us about the Enneagram, which is a test you can take that will reveal your type.  There are 9 Enneagram types, that cover personality type, strengths, weaknesses, and perspective on the world as well as how your type interacts with other types.  The Enneagram also covers what your type looks like when it is healthy and when it is unhealthy.  

You can take the Enneagram test here.  You can also read more about the Enneagram types here. 

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