The Two-Way Mirror

The Two-Way Mirror

A veteran gymnastics coach was eating dinner with his wife when he began to complain about his day. The coach loved what he did for a living and he loved his athletes. But he had grown increasingly frustrated by the way their parents were interfering with the training...
7 Ways to Open Your New Team to Change

7 Ways to Open Your New Team to Change

When someone joins an underperforming team, convincing the team’s current members of the necessity for change can be a daunting task. Failing cultures are usually not, ironically, receptive to change. Their team members have grown accustomed to thinking that’s the way...
Connecting Misfitted Teammates

Connecting Misfitted Teammates

Of all the unexpectedness that surfaced during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shortage of jigsaw puzzles was among the most surprising. Shortages of toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer were arguably understandable. But who expected stores...
The Addendum Teammate

The Addendum Teammate

I saw a mural painted on the wall of a resort that read “Just let go.” It was a beach resort, so the message seemed appropriate. But the mural made me think about how adding an extra word can significantly alter a message’s meaning. There’s a difference between “Just...

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