When do I become more of a liability than a benefit to the team? Is it when I am least productive? Is it when I am less enthusiastic? Is it when my competency is questioned? What are the grounds for separation from your team? Constant poisoning of the team chemistry should be the reason for separation. That’s what gets a star on the team traded to the New York Jets during mid-season. Great teammates understand that their impact on other teammates matters far more than their impact on the team result.