Whether you have followed soccer your entire life or just joined in on the hype, there is no denying that our country has become captivated over the last month with the U.S. Women’s National Team. And, if you’re anything like us, you have watched all the celebrations over the last week. Not only are they THE best, as they showed the world on Sunday, July 7, but they show the benefits of teamwork and the undeniable strength of women working together.
Working a team is all about emphasizing strengths. A good team will be able to appear strong and with no gaps in it and this is only done through everyone operating in their strong positions. This doesn’t come overnight; this comes from both everyone on the team knowing themselves and what they are individually capable of as well as the team knowing itself as a whole and what they are capable of if they work together.
Working on a team also means that multiple personalities and styles are going to be put together for a similar goal. The more confident you are in your personality, personal convictions, communication style, and willingness to hear out others during conflict the more that a diverse team can actually grow.
Finally, this team shows the importance of fighting for a cause. Whether it be on the field, in the boardroom, or within your organization, there are ways to fight for causes you believe in, for yourself or the bigger community. These women are informed, unapologetic, skilled, and never lost sight of their goal and what they were fighting for.
The strength of these women, and all women that compete on the field or in the workplace, is something we can all learn from. Remaining focused and empowering the women around you can help empower you!