Transactional Analysis

The Four Ego-States Model


Transactional Analysis The Four Ego-States Model [Kindle Edition] By Danna G. Hallmark


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Books available:


Listen! You're Trying to tell YOU Something (The Board Meeting in Your Head), Edmundson, Hallmark, Connor



TEAMWORK The Five Assurances of a Functioning Team (Looking at your team from another perspective) Edmundson, Hallmark

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How Do I Feel Happy? How Do I Feel Sad? (TA reading book especially for ages 3-7) Danna G. Hallmark



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TEAMWORK is that aspect of a group of people that binds them together so they can work as one. It's been my experience that it is impossible for me to accurately assess the actions or attitudes of members of a group or to know the actions or attitudes of other people. So, attempting to determine whether a group of people are working together as a team is impossible if you look at the group as a whole or at any one member of that group -- unless the one member of the group that you analyze is yourself.


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I've found that, if you focus on yourself, on what you are feeling, whether you are comfortable or are uncomfortable with a person or a situation, only then can you make some assessment as to what you think about the team you are on, and conclude whether you are comfortable with other team members.


Your discomfort could come from within, from your own misgivings (baggage – head trash) or from without, from the actual actions of another team member. Realizing that you are uncomfortable, then discovering the basis of that discomfort are the first steps to identifying any dysfunction in the team you are on, in order to deal with it.


The assets of team members may vary, and one team may have more "talent" than another. But, aside from that, if one person on a team has any discomfort with the project, the process, or any team decisions that will affect their performance or that of their department, they cannot fully act as a team member and, therefore, the team cannot function. A team is only a team when it is functioning – when each member experiences no feelings of discomfort -- when each member has what I call THE FIVE ASSURANCES.


The reward you will receive from being a member of a functioning team is that unique and incredibly satisfied feeling you get when you have contributed to something that is greater than you, and when your input has been considered in a plan that has accomplished more than you could ever accomplish alone. You get to experience that rush that comes when you know that others are equally committed to the same outcome as you are. You have the satisfaction of being responsible for a necessary and equal part of a whole that moved forward as one toward an objective. And you have the chance to rejoice with all those others who felt accountable for the end result. That is teamwork. That is camaraderie. And there is no feeling in the world like it.