You Become What You Teach

You Become What You Teach

I snapped a couple of quick photos and a short video on my phone yesterday morning of my daughters going back to school—a very common thing for proud parents to do this time of year. But if you have ever heard me speak at an event, or if you’re a loyal follower of...
The Height of Confrontation

The Height of Confrontation

It can be incredibly frustrating to be part of a team that has toxic teammates. Many times the response to this situation is to distance yourself from the toxicity and hope it goes away. Waaaaaayyyyy wrong approach! It won’t. The toxicity will fester until your team’s...
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...

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