Racing, Rattlesnakes, and Warnings

Racing, Rattlesnakes, and Warnings

Sunday marks the sixty-first running of the Daytona 500—the “Great American Race.” Owner teams and pit crews will engage in all sorts of teamwork during the event, and I am sure there will be plenty of “good teammate” lessons to be learned from those interactions. But...

Chasing Pleasure

Chasing Pleasure

A correlation exists between a person’s ability to be a good teammate and his or her understanding of the difference between pleasure and happiness. Many of us confuse pleasure and happiness and fail to recognize that the two entities are not one and the same....

Sharing Is Healing

Sharing Is Healing

Sharing is a primary component of being a good teammate. Sharing signifies unselfishness, kindness, and a willingness to care about something greater than our own interests. When we share, we both equip and empower others. This is true when we share material things,...

Content to Be Uncomfortable

Content to Be Uncomfortable

We've become too comfortable with the expression, “I’m not comfortable with...”  I hear that phrase used all the time, and it makes me cringe. Someone asks someone else do to something, and that person’s response is that he or she is just “not comfortable with that.” ...

Seussical Sentiments

Seussical Sentiments

I love Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat. Green Eggs and Ham. The Lorax. The Grinch. Oh! the Places You’ll Go. I loved reading those books as a kid, and I loved reading them to my kids, as a parent. They are loaded with fun, memorable characters who spark our imagination...

Idiosyncrasy Awareness

Idiosyncrasy Awareness

I have a natural curiosity. I enjoy hearing peoples’ stories and learning from them. Not long ago, I had an interesting conversation with someone I met at a party, who happened to be a retired human resource director. He told me his specialty was interviewing and...

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

We have been fortunate to build a loyal following on social media and have seen that following grow again this year. Our “teammates” enjoy the inspirational thoughts we broadcast each day, and we enjoy sharing the message. As has become our annual tradition, here are...

10 Reasons Why Santa Is a Good Teammate

10 Reasons Why Santa Is a Good Teammate

Merry Christmas! No heavy reading this week, just a fun, lighthearted list to spread a little holiday joy. Here are ten reasons why Santa is a good teammate: 1. He’s generous. Come on! He gives and never expects anything in return. That’s the perfect good teammate...

You Have Love in Your Heart

You Have Love in Your Heart

Having a growth mindset can be a wonderful thing, except for when it leads you to be so focused on the future that you forget to take an occasional, reflective look back at the past. “Looking back” puts where you presently are into perspective, allows you to...

Sliding into Apathy

Sliding into Apathy

Few things can bring a team’s momentum to a screeching halt quicker than jealousy. When teammates become envious of each other’s achievement, they stop focusing on team goals. Jealousy leads to bitterness, which eventually leads to apathy…which eventually leads to...

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