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The Teammate Tuesday Blog

Welcome to the Teammate Tuesday blog—Lance Loya’s collection of good teammate musings. These short, insightful pieces offer a unique glimpse into the art of being a good teammate. They are sure to improve teamwork and inspire you to become a better version of yourself.

Good Teammates Rise Up

Good Teammates Rise Up

After several missed opportunities and unfortunate postponements, I was finally able to see Hamilton on Broadway. I had been wanting to see the New York City production for quite some time and can now say with confidence that it was worth waiting...

The Burnt Ends Perspective

The Burnt Ends Perspective

If you’re a regular Teammate Tuesday reader, you’re likely aware of my fondness for barbeque. I’ve written about the “good teammate” lessons gained from my barbeque adventures in previous blogs. Last week, I was at a convention in Kansas City—a...

Countering Shallow Ambition

Countering Shallow Ambition

At some point in every team leader’s life they will be approached by a seemingly ambitious member of the team and asked: What can I do to get _________? For sports coaches, the blank is usually filled in with “more playing time.” For teachers, it’s...

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

The year 2021 has been a year like no other! We’ve been blessed to continue to build a loyal following on social media. Our “teammates” enjoy the inspirational thoughts we post each day, and we enjoy sharing the message. Many followers have found...

10 Reasons Why the Elf on the Shelf Is a Good Teammate

10 Reasons Why the Elf on the Shelf Is a Good Teammate

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf in your home? They bring joy to millions of families (teams!) every year. Here are ten reasons why the Elf on the Shelf is a good teammate: 1. They help us hold ourselves accountable. We think twice before we act...

Assimilating Individuality

Assimilating Individuality

By now, most of the northern hemisphere has experienced their first snow fall of the season, despite winter not officially arriving until next week. If you’re able to get beyond the general unpleasantness of the accompanying cold temperatures, the...

Armadillo Teammates

Armadillo Teammates

For the past several weeks, I have been tormented by a menacing armadillo. (In full disclosure, that is a sentence that I never imagined myself writing!) I moved to central Florida a few years ago, but I grew up in western Pennsylvania. We didn’t...

Giving Forgiveness

Giving Forgiveness

#GivingTuesday always coincides with the weekly release of Teammate Tuesdays. And yes, adding the hashtag and mashing the words together (capital “G” and capital “T”) is the preferred way to reference the occasion. I’ve previously written about the...

10 Blessings You Should Be Thankful For

10 Blessings You Should Be Thankful For

Last week, I wrote about Abraham Lincoln and the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s worth noting another fun fact about Lincoln: He’s the one responsible for making Thanksgiving an official...

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