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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.

Mercurial Teammates

Mercurial Teammates

Ever come across a new word and then seem to notice it everywhere over the next few days? Psychologists refer to this occurrence as the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. The term comes from a letter written to the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1994,...

5 Ways Cupid Is a Good Teammate

5 Ways Cupid Is a Good Teammate

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve! According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans spent nearly $26 billion on Valentine's Day gifts last year. That averages out to about $193 per couple. (Does that seem high to you? It does to me.) The top...

Speaking With a Lack of Empathy

Speaking With a Lack of Empathy

A few days ago, I met a friend for lunch. While we were waiting on our order, my friend expressed frustration with the pastor at his church. When I pushed for specific details, he confided that the issue revolved around his pastor’s sermons. He...

When Enamorment Leads to Enablement

When Enamorment Leads to Enablement

Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, a book many consider to be the first modern novel and one of the greatest literary works of all time, was published on this date in 1605. The 400-year-old classic follows the story of Alonso Quixano, a middle-aged...

Excuses, Explanations, & Misjustifications

Excuses, Explanations, & Misjustifications

The turning of the calendar brings with it the obligatory adoption of resolutions, goals, and guiding-word themes. Everybody approaches the new year differently. Some are more diligent with their approaches than others. In a previous edition of...

Lance’s Reading List 2023

Lance’s Reading List 2023

A while back, I started sharing a list on social media of the books I'd read over the past year. This gesture came in response to how often people asked about my reading habits. To be honest, sharing this information initially made me uncomfortable...

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

Can you believe another year as come and gone? We strive to share the sort of meaningful social media content that inspires viewers to want to be better teammates. The fruits of our labor have continued to bless us with a loyal online following....

The 12 Pains of Being a Good Teammate

The 12 Pains of Being a Good Teammate

The Twelve Days of Christmas is among the holiday season’s most beloved carols. Its cumulative lyrics were first published in 1780 in an illustrated children's book titled Mirth Without Mischief. While numerous arrangements have been connected to...

The Greatest of Faults

The Greatest of Faults

Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle was born this week in 1795. Don’t know who he is? I didn’t either. I had to look him up, despite him being credited as the orator of one of my favorite quotes: “The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of...

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

If you’re a regular Teammate Tuesdays reader, you know that my foray into the art of being a good teammate began with the publication of my children’s book Be a Good Teammate and a desire to provide my preschool-aged daughters with a bit of lasting...

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