When was the last time you took one for the team? All kinds of things come to mind when I think about “taking one for the team”. Most of the time it’s someone else asking or telling me to take one for the team. The statement is almost always asking someone else to be the sacrificial lamb for some situation that most would want to avoid. In other words it’s usually going to result in emotional, physical or financial damage of some degree. It could be related to minor situations such as sports, office politics or friendships to name a few. Sometimes its major situations and homage should be paid for those that “take one for the team”.