How To Be A Good Team Player On Your First Project

Adriana Girdler

Do dream teams really exist? Imagine working with a team where everyone pitches in and gets along harmoniously. Imagine that the people in this team …

Do dream teams really exist?

Imagine working with a team where everyone pitches in and gets along harmoniously. Imagine that the people in this team always keep each other in the loop and that their strengths work together perfectly! Sounds like a dream, right?!

Well, what if I told you there are EASY things you can do TODAY to start making that scenario a reality?!

That’s right, there are simple steps you can take to become a GREAT team player, and to motivate those you work with to do the same. Why don’t we dive right into those?

In today’s video, we’ll discuss how to turn you into an awesome team player so that your project rocks!

Throughout my years of experience as a project manager, I’ve worked with some great team players and some not-so-great team players. I’ve learned that people who follow these 5 tips make not only the most pleasant members, but the most productive ones, too.

From the start of the project to the high-stress scenarios that can arise, we cover it all in just a couple quick minutes.

We’ll discuss:

  • How to communicate effectively in a team environment
  • When to take initiative vs. when to trust others to do their part
  • How to handle office politics that come up during a project (yikes!)
  • How to focus on the project goals (even amid the most tedious tasks!)
  • Being in HARMONY with your project and your team (hint: you can have fun AND be productive at the same time!)

Trust me, I know what it’s like to feel stuck with difficult team members amid all the project pressure.

Hang around for a couple minutes and I’ll help you through it. I’m so excited to teach you these tips and I’m confident that you’ll find value in this video, as well as a well-deserved 3-minute break where you can sit back and let me do the explaining!

Meet you there!


Watch my ‘How to be a Team Player on your First Project’ video here =>

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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