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Voluntold Teammates

Voluntold Teammates

I overheard a conversation the other day that made me think about an issue that plagues underperforming teams yet is irrelevant to teams with of good teammates. The man standing next to me was telling his friend how he had spent the entire day cleaning out his...
Reality Is Everything

Reality Is Everything

Perception is everything. Or is it? You can dress in nice clothes, style your hair, wear fancy jewelry, or drive a sports car. But if your bank account reads zeros, the reality is you’re broke. The same reality applies to being a good teammate. You can look the part...
Both Hands In

Both Hands In

Yogi Berra was one of baseball’s most memorable characters. The Hall of Fame catcher was a three-time MVP, won ten World Series rings as a player, and another three as a manager. His baseball accomplishments were framed by his folksy personality and his witty...
At Least Your Mom Still Loves You

At Least Your Mom Still Loves You

A video periodically surfaces on social media of a little league baseball coach heading to the pitching mound to talk to his player, who has presumably not been pitching well. Viewers can’t hear the actual audio of the coach, but a voiceover has been dubbed into the...
Lessons from a Crane

Lessons from a Crane

Florida is blessed with lots of interesting birds, many of which I had never encountered before I moved to the Sunshine state. The Sandhill Crane falls into this category. I am not much of a birdwatcher. I tend to view birds the way Orson Welles viewed art (“I don’t...

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