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Keystone and Key Person for Our Wellness

Michael Jordan is quoted as saying, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Now, whether or not Michael Jordan is actually said this about teamwork, who knows? It’s been quoted enough times that I’m sure Michael Jordan doesn’t even remember.  Still, it sounds good and rings true about teamwork.

The Mental Health Humor cartoon looks at the importance of two types of people, Keystone, and Key People.  How does a keystone person affect a team?  Locked and ridge without flexibility, self-absorbed in their own importance to notice or even care how it affects others.  Can that be good for a team?

A Key Person, willing to work as a team player. Flexible, and intelligent to want input and help from others from their team.  That’s a team which will get things accomplished right?

Do we have a team for our own wellness?  Are we a Keystone or Key person?

Reading over a Psych Central post titled The Power of Collaboration shared a few benefits from the business side of teamwork.

Some benefits of collaboration or teamwork are:

Diminished feelings of isolation.

More frequent feedback.

Teaches us conflict resolution skills.

Builds trust.

Lastly, I would like to share this powerful quote from Jill’s article The Power of Collaboration:

Collaborations (teamwork) have the power to move us forward in life more quickly than we can move on our own and to feel a real connection to other people along the way.” ~ Jill L. Ferguson, M.A.

Dig Deeper: Read the full article below.

The Power of Collaboration

Keystone and Key Person for Our Wellness

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2018). Keystone and Key Person for Our Wellness. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 20, 2019, from


Last updated: 28 Jan 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 28 Jan 2018
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