Today we talked about the three fundamentals of having teamwork work for you. It’s important to start with the realization that everything great was accomplished as a team. If you go in it alone, you limit your true potential.

1. Do what you do best and have others do the rest.

Get to know your signature strengths and leverage them to the hilt. Whenever you can, delegate the things that drain you of energy and have people who are great at those things do them while you provide maximum value doing what you do best. This is a simple concept, but can take a lifetime to master. Don’t worry – just keep getting better and better at this.

2. Have your game be that others win at their game.

Whether we’re talking about your network as a team, or your employees, get to know what others are “up to” in their lives. Show a real, true and strong interest, and be a supportive, resourceful person. If you make it your business that others win at their games, they will be more likely to get motivated to see to it that you win at yours, too.

3. Be clear about what your game is.

Be ready to answer the question, “What can we do for you?” Know what you want and know what you need to succeed. For me, it’s very clear – I’m interested in meeting family based business owners who want to improve productivity, performance and teamwork. What are the top 3 things you would like to have happen in your business, and how can people who have resources and connections help you?

Author's Bio: 

Jonathan Flaks, M.C.C., Business Success Coach - Since 1998, Jonathan has been helping entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals focus on and reach ambitious goals, maintain continuous confidence and motivation, and achieve balanced success. Jonathan maintains a Master Certified Coach distinction from the International Coach Federation. He earned a dual degree from Cornell University and was Adjunct Professor in Business Leadership and Coaching Skills for New York University. Clients have come from BMG Entertainment, Morgan-Stanley-Smith-Barney, KPMG, Disney, Deloitte, Honeywell, Goldman Sachs, and many entrepreneurial and professional service firms. If you want to start every week with a positive, confident attitude, visit Monday Morning Mini-Motivation Meetings.