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Definition Essay

Robert C. Meyers English 1301, Definition Essay 3 August 99 A Definition of a Team Player A team player can be associated to any type of profession a person participates in. The dictionary defines team players as a number of people associated together in work or activity. Team players are the type of people with a tremendous personality who contribute and motivate themselves in many areas. They include the military, sports, work, and families. But, there are a few things team players are not. Let us explore these aspects closer. A team player must have an tremendous personality to be successful. A tremendous personality includes being friendly, tactful, and diplomatic. A friendly personality is good to help keep the other players in harmony. It is imperative to have a friendly personality so others will not be afraid to approach the team player with a problem. Being friendly to others will directly effect the tactfulness used in talking with other people. A team player that is tactful will always have the respect of the people around him/her. When a team player has the respect of the people around him/her, it will have a positive impact on any conflict that he/she must mediate when they arise on a team. The diplomatic skills a team player has will help bring any disputes that other players might have with someone to a quick conclusion. This is essential in keeping the team on a successful track. Another attribute of a team player is how he/she contributes to the team. A team player will discuss his/her ideas, give extra time, and sometimes give money, if it will the team as a whole. By discussing ideas, a team player is using participating leadership. This gives the team as a whole the chance to solve problems together and work towards a solution. It will make every member of the team feel important. Giving extra time towards a team goal is also important in the role of a team player. When a team player gives the time to o...

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