When a Gift Takes You Places

When a Gift Takes You Places

I received a pair of emails over the weekend that I thought were worth sharing. They both dealt with the same subject, and with the impending end to the winter sports, they seemed appropriate to mention in this week’s blog. The first email was from a basketball coach...

One-upmanship

One-upmanship

As many of you are aware, I live in the Orlando, Florida area. It’s a location that caters to tourism. It is a location that’s filled with one-upmanship. If The Mouse opens a new attraction, you can be sure that The Wizard will soon be doing the same—only on a bigger,...

Step Up/Step Back: Lessons from Football Season

Step Up/Step Back: Lessons from Football Season

The Super Bowl brought an official end to the 2017-18 football season. Out of courtesy to our international subscribers, I’ll rephrase: The Super Bowl brought an official end to the 2017-18 American football season. As a fan, I enjoyed watching the games again this...

3 Tips for Investing in Your Teammates

3 Tips for Investing in Your Teammates

Good teammates are invested in their fellow teammates. What does that mean? It means you care about them on a deeper level. It means you see their failures as your failures. It means you share in their agony and rejoice in their success. It means you put your time,...

One Good Teammate Could Have Changed Everything

One Good Teammate Could Have Changed Everything

Last week, a University of Bristol student took his own life. He became the seventh student from the school, located in southern England, to commit suicide in the past 15 months. The news is devastating the campus community and capturing the attention of the world. It...

The Girl Scout Cookie Saga

The Girl Scout Cookie Saga

Elementary schools are still some of my favorite places to visit. When I speak to students about the art of being a good teammate, I always try to explain to them that you don’t have to play sports to be part of a team. Everybody belongs to some type of team. If I am...

3 Things Students Need from Teachers

3 Things Students Need from Teachers

My daughter was actually excited to go back to school after the long holiday break. She’s still in elementary school, and I realize that as she gets older that probably won’t always be the case. But for now, her excitement for school pleases me. While she was thrilled...

The Key to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

The Key to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Alright…here we go! Commence with the New Year’s resolutions! This is going to be the year you stick with it and see your resolution through to completion, right? Statistically, that won’t be the case for most of us. According to data from the Statistic Brain Research...

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

As we approach the start of a new year, we just wanted to take a moment this week to reflect on the past twelve months and the evolution of our Good Teammate endeavor. We have been fortunate to build a loyal following on social media. Our "teammates" have come to...

Blindsided by Life

Blindsided by Life

Given the proximity to Christmas, I had intended to write a very brief blog this week, offering wishes for a safe and blessed holiday to all of our readers. But I was reminded recently how quickly life can blindside us with unwanted tragedy, so I would like to instead...

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