Ramifications and Reputations
A great teammate knows that others depend on them. They live with a sense of burden that helps them form their attitudes and decisions. Small actions can add up to a big impact on the rest of the team over time as a reputation is built. Our reputation as a teammate is the culmination of people’s experience with our ability, availability, and reliability. Reputation has little to do with our intentions but instead the reality we cause others on the team to live with. Great teammates are fully aware of their reputation on the team. It stands to reason that bad teammates are only fooling themselves because who would continue building a bad reputation they were aware of?