Team Player! I have started a new job working at a local BnB and it has helped in more ways that just financial. I see how things run smoothly because people there are team players. I read an article by the College Reqruiter about 10 Qualities of an Excellent Team Player!
1). Show genuine commitment
2). Be flexible
3). Don’t stay in the shadows
4). Be reliable and responsible
5). Actively listen
6). Always be ready to help
7). Support and respect others
8). Be a problem solver
9). Keep your team informed
10). Recognize when you are wrong
This has been a very good learning experience for me. I am a CEO of one company and a cleaning lady in another. But, I think it brings me balance, at least for now. It is showing me the art (once again) of how I need to be a team player, as well as the team I am building. The only people who are entitled in this film are the ones that are the “talent.” This means that the other 98-99% of us, are not entitled…even me! Entitled is defined as “believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.” This simply is not true. We need to remember that we are on a team, working toward the same goal. I need to also understand that others have ideas that I need to listen to. I think I do a good job at keeping my team informed. I think that we all can do better in this. It is important for the team to be a good one, a caring one, a responsible one. We need our team to be committed to this film…but also to each other. This first film is a huge undertaking. There are many people involved and personalities may clash and we might get on each others nerves. But, if we are committed we will work through the idiosyncrasies. We all have our quirks, mannerisms, irritants and some of us are just plain odd and peculiar. Time zones are a problem with people who may have to travel. Jet lag and just being worn out, can take its toll on an actor or film crew. People not doing what they said they will do, can also cause a great deal of stress for the producer or director. Trying to manage 500 people and expecting everyone to get along, is just plain ridiculous. But, it is not too much to ask for everyone to be professional. We don’t all have to like each other. But, we are in this together. I believe the more time spent on this project, the more it will become a family of people who truly love the story of Summer Ray! I think if we start to take these 10 qualities and put them into practice, as a team we will run much more efficiently! It’s part of the team building process….and to reach the same goal!