To be a better team member, get the idea that each of your teammates has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses that fundamentally shape their capability to add value to the team. Don’t expect a teammate to make great contributions in areas of weakness. Additionally, recognize that each person has a life outside your team. Consequently, life events always impact (and sometimes seriously limit) a person’s ability to be at his or her best. To be a better team member, accept the fact that you and others have to step up and carry more than your fair share from time to time. If you do those two things, you’ll be a better team member.
Contributors: Larry Sternberg from Talent Plus, Inc.