The Pooh Bear Statue

The Pooh Bear Statue

Sometimes the best lessons in life come at the most unexpected moments. I’ve been juggling a few different projects this month, and the stress associated with those projects has caused me in many ways to be something other than a good teammate lately to the teammates...
Respect vs. Disrespect

Respect vs. Disrespect

What matters more to you, respect or disrespect? I had an opportunity recently to speak at a juvenile detention center, and this was a confusing question for many of the individuals there. In my experience, this a group that genuinely benefits from hearing the “Be a...
Can Gang Members Be Good Teammates?

Can Gang Members Be Good Teammates?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been pondering a philosophical question: Can a member of a gang be a good teammate? The question was posed to me by someone in the audience at an event where I had spoken. My initial thought was, “Yes, even a member of a gang can be a...
Mawmaw and the Royal “We”

Mawmaw and the Royal “We”

If you ask people who have had the pleasure of working for a boss they truly loved, they will inevitably mention how they never felt like they were working for him or her, but rather with him or her. It’s a gift that great leaders possess. In many ways, good bosses...
Don’t Be Empty, Be E.M.T.Y.

Don’t Be Empty, Be E.M.T.Y.

Have you ever heard the key to success is surrounding yourself with the right people? It’s good advice. But it isn’t always applicable and trying to heed it under the wrong circumstances can actually cause you a lot of unnecessary grief. When you are part of a team,...

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