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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.

When Comparisons Compel

When Comparisons Compel

Comparison is said to be the thief of joy because it can leave you feeling inadequate and unhappy. But that isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to the art of being a good teammate. Concededly, comparing yourself to others is bad. Weighing what...

Mediocrity Mania

Mediocrity Mania

How you play the game matters. In this instance, I’m not referring to anything related to sportsmanship or effort. (Although sportsmanship and effort are important!) I’m referring to the strategy of sacrificing individual achievement for the...

Invisible Tools

Invisible Tools

Life is full of surprises. Occasionally, these unexpected occurrences serve as a reminder of our lives’ blessings. I experienced such an occurrence last week. I spoke at an event where my aunt happened to be in the audience. When I finished, she...

Problem Solvers and Problem Seers

Problem Solvers and Problem Seers

Every successful team is served by the presence of two important entities—problem solvers and problem seers. These two distinctly different entities play vital roles in their teams sustaining success. Problem solvers possess certain qualities and...

How to Handle Disrespectful Teammates

How to Handle Disrespectful Teammates

Being a part of a team can be a rewarding experience, offering opportunities for collaboration, diverse perspectives, and increased productivity. However, when faced with disrespectful teammates, the atmosphere can quickly become toxic and...

10 Ways to Celebrate National Be a Good Teammate Day

10 Ways to Celebrate National Be a Good Teammate Day

This coming Saturday, July 22nd, is National Be a Good Teammate Day—an occasion to recognize and celebrate those teammates who make being part of the team worthwhile! Whether it’s sports, family, community, school, or work, everybody is part of a...

Winning, Losing, & Learning

Winning, Losing, & Learning

Quote misattributions intrigue me—especially ambiguous ones that are credited to multiple persons. Misattributions are different than misquotes in that misquotes are when inaccurate words are attributed to the right person. Misattributions are when...

The Friends Mug

The Friends Mug

Our kitchen cupboards are overflowing with mugs. We’re not mug collectors, but we’ve definitely amassed a substantial collection over the years. Some were given to us as gifts. Others were bought as souvenirs during our various travels. Despite...

Symptoms of Being a Good Teammate

Symptoms of Being a Good Teammate

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head so bad that it feels like it’s on mental replay? Earworms can be a nightmare. According to new research, Involuntary Musical Imagery (INMI)—the technical term for an earworm—is a phenomenon experienced by...

ChipedIn—The Art of Being a Connector

ChipedIn—The Art of Being a Connector

No, that’s not a typo in the title. There’s no missing “p,” forgotten space, or unnecessary capitalization. “ChipedIn” appears exactly as intended. In grammatical terms, “ChipedIn” is a portmanteau--a word that results from blending two or more...

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