The Webster Dictionary definition for TEAMWORK is; ACTING TOGETHER for a common cause; coordinated effort as A GROUP.
Native American, Joseph Marshall III, has this definition for TEAMWORK, ”A bow without the arrow is of no use, likewise for the arrow. If a bow is seen alone, one wonders where the arrow is. One without the other is no balance. One can not fulfill its purpose without the other. IT MATTERS NOT WHETHER ONE IS THE BOW OR THE ARROW; WHAT MATTERS IS THE MUTUAL PURPOSE THEY FULFILL, THE BALANCE THEY ACHIEVE.
The Native American definition has the complete image of TEAMWORK. It brings out the HUMILITY one must possess, a difficult virtue to learn and maintain. As a society we tend to reward arrogance and “attitude.” As J. Marshall points out, there are many roads in life, but there are two that are important. They represent two perspectives. One is a narrow road, the right choice, with dangers and obstacles and is extremely difficult to travel. The other road is the wrong choice. It is wide and very easy to travel.
Taking the right road, the road with HUMILITY. Where one is not CONCERNED WHETHER THEY ARE THE BOW OR THE ARROW. That is the proper definition of TEAMWORK. Talking to the members on the TEAM on a daily basis is necessary to grow with each others PERSPECTIVE. It is so important to share your “secrets.”
Whether you ARE THE BOW OR THE ARROW, WHAT MATTERS IS THE MUTUAL PURPOSE YOU FULFILL, THE BALANCE THAT YOU ACHIEVE.
Categories: Leadership PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
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