Loyalty Blindness

Loyalty Blindness

Do you like the 10-day “No Explanation Needed” challenges that pop up on Facebook? Surely, you’ve seen them. Respondents are supposed to post a different photo every day without providing any explanation for why they chose that photo. They then nominate someone else...
Dive Donuts

Dive Donuts

Many of my life’s adventures have revolved around my affinity for savory BBQ and delicious donuts. I wrote about a “good teammate” lesson derived from an experience I had at a favorite BBQ spot in a previous blog. Today, it’s the donut’s turn. Donuts are my guilty...
Smiling Eyes

Smiling Eyes

Good teammates listen with their ears and their eyes—meaning they maintain direct eye contact with the speaker while providing emotional feedback through facial contortions in the area around their eyes. I had an experience with a grocery store employee named Chris...
Rocketman Regret

Rocketman Regret

Twenty years ago, I had tickets to see Elton John in concert, but I never made it to the show. I got caught up with work and gave my tickets away—a decision I have long regretted. I always told myself I would catch him the next time. However, the next time came and...
5 Ways to Crack the Stranger Barrier

5 Ways to Crack the Stranger Barrier

Good teammates share, and I feel compelled to share a book recommendation this week: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. I read this book several months ago, but recent world events have reminded me of its significance and that’s why I’m recommending it today....

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