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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.

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...

10 Good Teammate Holiday Traditions

10 Good Teammate Holiday Traditions

As has become our Teammate Tuesday holiday tradition, no heavy reading this week. Instead, we kindly offer you a lighthearted, good-teammate-themed Christmas list. Here are ten Christmas traditions with good teammate undertones: 1. Giving gifts...

Making Others Whole

Making Others Whole

The holiday season blesses us with several stories that embody the good teammate approach. Among my favorites is the story of the Christmas oranges. A few different variations of the story exist, but they all end the same way and contain the same...

Good Instead of Great

Good Instead of Great

Sometimes I am asked why I use good teammate instead of great teammate. That’s a great question. The simple explanation has to do with the origins of my children’s book, Be a Good Teammate. At the time of its writing, my eldest daughter had just...

The Gift of Talent

The Gift of Talent

The fact that the release of my weekly blog always falls on #GivingTuesday is serendipitous. Even though I’ve previously written about the history of #GivingTuesday (Giving Leads to Inspiration), I feel an obligation to highlight the occasion again...

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