Too often we equate team with the concept of losing ourselves in the group. As if in some way you blend into this amorphous blob of reality.
The best All teams are made of individuals. The best teams are made of individuals who own their unabashedly own their individuality and seek to serve others by being themselves. Too many teams I have been on conform to the path of least resistance. The team member was afraid to call out a bad decision (or indecision!) The team leader was afraid to welcome dissension or be himself–since he had to give off a certain aura that no one else saw but him.
There is no “i” in “team”–that’s bad spelling, unless you are transliterating it into Spanish as “tim” (and that’s just silly).
The sooner you own the fact that there is an individual. There is a “me” in “team”…you just have to find it.