Great teammates are problem solvers that avoid gossip at all costs. I learned from a great leader that gossip can easily be defined in the following way: if the person I am communicating with is not a part of the problem or solution, then I am gossiping. This is why great teammates that avoid gossip are solution oriented. They are not out looking for juicy details. They are trying their best to handle a situation maturely and correctly. They talk to people to find or resource a solution without dragging anyone’s name through the mud by insinuating blame and scandal. Great teammates only want to know what they need to know and don’t feel entitled to the “real” story.