Like vs. Share

Like vs. Share

Have you ever heard the analogy about the chicken and the pig and the difference between being interested and being committed? It goes something like this: When it comes to breakfast, the chicken is interested, but the pig is committed. If that’s not registering with...
Learning from Logos

Learning from Logos

We can learn a lot about being a good teammate from advertisements. I’ve been sending out some deeper, more abstract Teammate Tuesdays the past few weeks. I thought it might be a nice change of pace to give you something this week that’s a little more lighthearted and...
Don’t Assume…Teach Them How

Don’t Assume…Teach Them How

I listened to an interesting conversation recently that made me think about a problem leaders often have with creating a team culture that facilitates “good teammateness.” The conversation began with a parent marveling at how much his son had learned in kindergarten...
Gold-Level Teammate

Gold-Level Teammate

I am writing this post while sitting in a certain Seattle-based coffee shop. I actually do a lot of my writing from this location. It’s a practice derived from advice that someone shared with me a while back about overcoming writer’s block. (A good teammate move...
Cross the River

Cross the River

In 1941, the United States federal government officially designated July 4th as a national holiday, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Interestingly, five months after representatives from the 13 original colonies signed Thomas Jefferson’s...

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