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The Good Teammate Podcast

Prefer to listen instead of read? Explore the art of being a good teammate in these audio selections from Lance Loya’s popular Teammate Tuesday blog. You can also download past episodes and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

Season 4

Season 4 | Episode 1

Loyalty Blindness

“No explanation needed” social media challenges outline the dangers of blind obedience.

Season 4 | Episode 2

Choosing the Hard Right

A Netflix program about murder shows the importance of choosing the hard right over the easy wrong.

Season 4 | Episode 3

Voluntold Teammates

Good teammates do not have to be coerced into taking action that benefits their team.

Season 4 | Episode 4

How to Handle Ghost Teammates

Explore strategies for dealing with teammates who disappear with they are needed the most.

Season 4 | Episode 5

The Gift of Talent

How willingly good teammates share their talents solidifies their value to their teams.

Season 4 | Episode 6

Making Others Whole

A Christmas story about oranges illustrates the idea of not needing to be whole to help others.

Season 4 | Episode 7

Emancipate the Suck

Good teammates signify commitment by taking a gruff military epigram a step farther.

Season 4 | Episode 8

A Little More Pixie Dust

A Peter Pan theatrical snafu sparks an epiphany about good teammates being the magical ingredient.

Season 4 | Episode 9

Groundhog Dazed

The premise of a bizarre holiday leads to suggestions for overcoming complacency and apathy.

Season 4 | Episode 10

Measure Twice, Cut Once

A shop class maxim parlays into advice for preventing misunderstandings between teammates.

Season 4 | Episode 11

Your Emergency Is Our Emergency

An unsettling office poster signifies a team culture wrought with selfishness and a lack of consideration.

Season 4 | Episode 12

How to Handle Being Betrayed by a Teammate

Discover three strategies for handling a teammate’s betrayal that won’t derail the team.

Season 3

Season 3 | Episode 1

Nice Guys Are the Only Ones Who Finish

Lance debunks a popular sports quote from legendary baseball player Leo “The Lip” Durocher.

Season 3 | Episode 2

Purposeful Acts of Kindness

A Mr. Rogers expression explains why there should be nothing “random” about kindness.

Season 3 | Episode 3

A Frozen Mindset

The theme song from a hit Disney movie offers an alternative mindset for good teammates.

Season 3 | Episode 4

State Your Empathy

A communication hack minimizes the potential for misunderstandings by conveying empathy.

Season 3 | Episode 5

Unconquerable Gladness

A sign from Franklin Roosevelt’s desk offers insight to a key good teammate behavior..

Season 3 | Episode 6

Managing Inconvenience

A country song emphasizes the differences in how three types of teammates handle inconvenience.

Season 3 | Episode 7

Selfishness Awareness

Construction causes a traffic jam that illustrates the impact self-awareness can have on teams.

Season 3 | Episode 8

Walking on Eggshells

A cliché about treading lightly provides understanding to the way good teammates operate.

Season 3 | Episode 9

Trapped in Your Circle

An airport trinket explains the influence your circle of friends can have on your psyche.

Season 3 | Episode 10

Caroline the Compassionate

A Walgreens employee demonstrates how compassionate teammates can build loyalty.

Season 3 | Episode 11

Because We’ve Seen a Thing or Two

An insurance company advertisement provides a basis for valuing experienced teammates.

Season 3 | Episode 12

Chipless Motivation

A Walt Disney insight details why successful people are not driven by a chip on their shoulder.

Season 2

Season 2 | Episode 1

Pull the Rope

The Ringelmann Effect counters a popular sports cliché about commitment and effort.

Season 2 | Episode 2

Changing Your Emotional Sleeve

An awareness of emotional contagion allows good teammates to control their emotions.

Season 2 | Episode 3

12 Rules for Being a Good Teammate

Got rules? Adhering to these twelve rules can lead you to become a better teammate.

Season 2 | Episode 4

Superhero Powers

A radio survey about superhero powers reveals a hardened truth about good teammates.

Season 2 | Episode 5

Keep Your Ears Up

A Disney World employee mantra provides inspiration for dealing with difficult teammates.

Season 2 | Episode 6

My Brother’s Brother

The 1940s Boys Town slogan reminds teammates of the necessity to lookout for each other.

Season 2 | Episode 7

You Gotta Read the Book

A high school football team uses Lance’s children’s book to reinforce their team culture.

Season 2 | Episode 8

Sliding Into Apathy

Applying the principles pilots use to combat “Spatial D” can ward off team apathy.

Season 2 | Episode 9

Content to Be Uncomfortable

Good teammates eliminate jealousy by learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Season 2 | Episode 10

Deferred Impact

The Himalayan Lilly illustrates the challenges of waiting on the deferred return on our actions.

Season 2 | Episode 11

Act Within the Cube

Good teammates solve team problems by doing more than just thinking outside the box.

Season 2 | Episode 12

Contributing to the Mission

Good teammates eliminate jealousy by learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Season 1

Season 1 | Episode 1

When Teammates Share, They Inspire

A runner’s challenge offers insight into how individual habits can inspire others to act.

Season 1 | Episode 2

Darnell the Mover

An energetic moving company employee demonstrates a key good teammate behavior.

Season 1 | Episode 3

Don’t Feed the Gators

A sign about alligators offers insight into how good teammates should deal with toxicity.

Season 1 | Episode 4

Victory Cake

A family tradition of celebrating victories reinforces the idea that when one of us wins, we all win.

Season 1 | Episode 5

Resilient or Dreaming Big

Stories about famous failures like Michael Jordan and J.K. Rowling explain good teammate ambition.

Season 1 | Episode 6

Don’t Let ‘Em Quit

A life lesson emerges from an overheard conversation between parents at a youth football game.

Season 1 | Episode 7

Making Good Teammate Moves

A clever moniker describes how the actions of good teammates influence team success.

Season 1 | Episode 8

Can Gang Members Be Good Teammates?

What happens when loyalty clashes with honor on teams embroiled in negativity?

Season 1 | Episode 9

Respect vs. Disrespect

Learn why good teammates are more concerned with earning respect than perceived disrespect.

Season 1 | Episode 10

10 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Listening is a hallmark of being a good teammate and these tips can help you be a better listener.

Season 1 | Episode 11

The Girl Scout Cookie Saga

The history of Girl Scout Cookies revolves around a series of good teammate lessons.

Season 1 | Episode 12

The Pooh Bear Statue

A child’s gesture involving a Winne the Pooh statue explains a key component of good teammates.

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