A Frozen Mindset

A Frozen Mindset

We often hear about the importance of people having a growth mindset—a belief that intelligence and ability can develop with time and experience. People who have this mentality value persistence and understand that extra effort can lead to higher levels of...
Take Them Where They Are

Take Them Where They Are

In my book Building Good Teammates, I wrote about a nun named Sister Eric Marie. I referred to her in the book as “That nun,” a nicknamed derived from how frequently people used to ask me about that nun hanging around the team I coached. If you’ve read the book, you...
Purposeful Acts of Kindness

Purposeful Acts of Kindness

Last month, the governor of Pennsylvania officially declared May 23 as 1-4-3 Day in honor of native son Fred Rogers. The designation was intended to encourage the state’s residents to “embrace the spirit of the kindest Pennsylvanian” by sharing acts of kindness with...
The Disillusioned Teammates

The Disillusioned Teammates

High school graduation season has arrived, and the signs of the “season” are unavoidable! Every store front has a prominent display of graduation cards and gifts, homes are adorned with yard signs boasting that a “2019 grad lives here,” and social media is flooded...
The Prince William Effect

The Prince William Effect

Jumping to conclusions without trying to see an issue from another perspective is a poor method of operation. This is especially true in team settings. Teammates create unnecessary drama when they rush to judgement before seeking alternative angles from which to view...

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