“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” …Nikos Kazantzakis

This is a story about a little elephant. He was very small, much smaller than most elephants his age. In addition to being a small elephant, he had also become somewhat of a “mama’s boy”. So you can imagine how he felt when his owner sold him to a nearby circus without his mother.


TEAMS ARE EFFECTIVE WHEN... each person on the team respects others; strives to be a likeable person; does their part; is flexible; takes responsibility for their mistakes; cooperates with others; communicates effectively; is motivated; and is customer focused.

When we truly have RESPECT FOR OTHERS we are patient with others; we treat others with courtesy; and we think before we speak.

In order to be a PERSON OTHER PEOPLE LIKE to work with and cooperate with, we must do those things which show concern for other people’s feelings and needs.