Amy the Balloon Lady

Amy the Balloon Lady

Few of my blogs receive more positive feedback than those written about the good teammates I happen upon in the most unlikely places. People like Darnell the Mover, whose work ethic and vibrant personality turned our moving nightmare into a cherished memory. They are...
The 3 Rules of Good Teammate Communication

The 3 Rules of Good Teammate Communication

Communication is an essential component of group success. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the court or in the boardroom, good teams have good communication. Everybody on the team is expected to convey information. We convey the coach’s instructions to our teammates. We...
Wondermates

Wondermates

Let me begin by making it clear this is not a movie review—an endorsement, perhaps, but not a review. I had the pleasure of seeing the movie Wonder last week and found it to be both entertaining and incredibly inspiring. The movie is based on R.J. Palacio’s...
The Thankful Teammate

The Thankful Teammate

The Thanksgiving holiday descends upon America this week. Beyond eating and drinking our fill, it is also supposed to be an occasion to reflect on that for which we are thankful and—ideally—openly express our gratitude towards those for whom we are thankful. Being...
Lost and Found: Insight from Kendrick Perkins

Lost and Found: Insight from Kendrick Perkins

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) As many of you are aware, I’ve been working on my next book, The WE Gear. It is about the art of being a good teammate and shifting your focus from me to we. During the course of my research for the book, Kendrick Perkins’ name keeps coming...

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