Did you watch the Women's Soccer Team in the World Cup? I did, a great all-time Team!
What did they teach me? Well, it's the power of 3. Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and Crystal Dunn.
In a pivotal moment, as they were trying to stave of the Netherlands and close-out the win, these 3 players combined efforts on a devastating goal. Dunn steals the ball at mid-field, the Netherlands team is now on their heals, LaVelle sprints with the ball 30 yards like a dart, Morgan brings a key defender to the left, LaVelle goes through the seam and delivers a devastating shot to the far side.
The goal-keeper had no chance. The game was sealed! Our Women's Soccer Team delivered once again.
As you reflect on this link from Forbes - Appreciation, Strengths and Communication, think about the goals we can score through great teamwork and the power of 3.
In the effective teams I've coached, each member makes the others better. There is always synergy. People learn from each other, support each other, help each other. Among less effective teams we see conflict and clashing agendas, taking without giving, and lukewarm commitment. What makes our teams work, creating true teamwork? Here are three strategies I've observed among the best personal and professional teams: