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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.

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...

Ancestral Gratitude

Ancestral Gratitude

According to the TSA, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving through the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the busiest travel period of the year in the United States. Nearly 55 million people traveled 50 miles or more from their home during this period last...

Horrific Teammates

Horrific Teammates

During a Q&A session at the end of an event I spoke at last week, a member of the audience prefaced her question to me by describing her previous job as a "nightmare.” She said the individuals on her work team were “horrific teammates.”...

First-Class Treatment

First-Class Treatment

I’m a pretty simple person. I don’t indulge in many luxuries. I’m not big into fashion. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry. I don’t partake in a lot of fine dining. When I travel, I typically choose to fly coach. Occasionally, however, a client will...

Ford’s Innovation

Ford’s Innovation

On this week in 1908, Henry Ford’s Model T—the so called “universal car” designed for the masses and produced en masse—went on sale for the first time. Ford’s practical, affordable offering revolutionized the transportation industry and is one of...

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...

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