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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.

Your Emergency Is Our Emergency

Your Emergency Is Our Emergency

A red flag goes up whenever I walk into an office and see a sign hanging on the wall that reads: Your problem does not equate to my emergency. This sign makes me cringe because it is a clear indication of a me-first/team-second culture. I’ve seen...

Being an Agent of Change

Being an Agent of Change

(*If you read any of my blogs the whole way to the end, let this be the one. I promise it will be worth it. Hint: a  celebration giveaway is involved.) This is my two hundredth blog entry. That I have written that many entries is almost...

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Shop class used to be a staple in high school curriculums. Students learned how to use tools and build projects with their hands. For some, the class was an introduction to basic carpentry. For others, it was training for a future vocation. The...

Sweetheart Appreciation

Sweetheart Appreciation

A degree of mystery surrounds the origins of Valentine’s Day. Historians can’t agree on how or when the holiday began, or even who its namesake is. Some believe the holiday was named after a martyred priest named Valentine, who in the third century...

Groundhog Dazed

Groundhog Dazed

Does any holiday possess a stranger premise than Groundhog Day? Celebrants gather in the cold, pre-dawn hours to watch a weather-prognosticating rodent be plucked from his burrow by a man wearing a tuxedo and top hat. If the furry fellow,...

Emancipate the Suck

Emancipate the Suck

Every subculture has a collection of epigrams—colorful, pithy expressions that are too informal to be considered jargon, yet too common to be labeled as slang. These colorful expressions offer outsiders a glimpse into the subculture. For example,...

A Little More Pixie Dust

A Little More Pixie Dust

This past weekend, I had the privilege of watching my daughters take the stage in Peter Pan. My oldest daughter played Peter Pan and my youngest played Tiger Lily. How well they and their castmates performed made my heart smile. I anticipated...

Connected Mates

Connected Mates

On January 15, 1892, Triangle Magazine published an article titled “A New Game.” Written by a young physical education instructor from the Springfield School for Christian Workers (now Springfield College) named James Naismith, the article detailed...

A Messy Canvas

A Messy Canvas

The beginning of a new year is often viewed as a prime opportunity to initiate change—a fresh start with a blank canvas. Got an undesirable habit? Make a resolution. Want to check something off your bucket list? Set a goal. Need direction in your...

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

We’ve 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 post each day, and we enjoy sharing the message. Many followers have found our...

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