Monthly Archives: April 2014

Celebrate and Reflect

Dan Pierce/ April 30, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Taking time to reflect on a win is important for the team to handle success correctly. Not only does it allow the team to enjoy the moment, it also allows the team to appreciate all of the effort and learning it took to accomplish the recent victory. This fights against overconfidence and entitlement. The team has now

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The Cost of Accidental Success

Dan Pierce/ April 29, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

A great team knows what it takes to win and appreciates the moment by not taking it for granted. Even bad teams guess right on accident from time to time. Unfortunately, getting lucky doesn’t leave much room for acknowledgement and reflection on the victory because guessing doesn’t identify a cause. This can lead to a lack of

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Team Quality: Handling Success

Dan Pierce/ April 28, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

A great team handles success well. It celebrates a win together and acknowledges each person’s effort as part of the victory. It’s important to celebrate when a goal is reached. It allows the team to relax and reflect on what has been accomplished. Great teams are able to do this because of their intentionality when following a

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Team Quality

Dan Pierce/ April 27, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Just because a group of individuals say they are a team doesn’t necessarily make them operate as a team. In my 30 years of experience of being on teams I can remember what separated the great teams from the ones that under-achieved. A team shows it’s quality in how they handle different types of situations: 1) Success

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Team Sacrifice

Dan Pierce/ April 26, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 1 comments

Every great team counts the cost before every endeavor. They understand that nothing worth having is going to come without a measure of sacrifice, effort, and discomfort. The benefit of doing things on a great team is that endurance is easier when you are not alone. Trials seem like weights. When weight is distributed across a team

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Too Much Swing

Dan Pierce/ April 25, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

As the pendulum swings, it will pass through the sweet spot of success. However, if the swing has too much momentum, it will pass right through it to an extreme. This is dangerous because the team will feel some of the benefit of the sweet spot and will attribute it to the recent changes. The brief benefits

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Why Teams Swing The Pendulum…

Dan Pierce/ April 24, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

When a team discovers that what got them to where they are isn’t going to take them where they want to go, they can tend to get nostalgic. The status quo was great when it created the fun feelings of success. However, when things are no longer great and changes are needed, it’s those changes that swing

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The Pendulum Swing

Dan Pierce/ April 23, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Teams can lose the feeling of the sweet spot suddenly or over time. Some call the feeling “balance” and I think that is the best description of it. When teams are searching for it, they tend to swing the proverbial pendulum in search of the magic of the past. This can put teams at a severe disadvantage

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The Sweet Spot

Dan Pierce/ April 22, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Every team should know what it feels like to find that groove where everything seems to work together for good. Everything seems to go right. Decisions lead to success. Effort seems to be worth it. Everyone seems to be having fun no matter the task. It’s the sweet spot where everything seems to just go the way

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Emotion…

Dan Pierce/ April 21, 2014/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Emotion is often thought of as subjective and not a benefit to those trying to make a rational decision. The catch in that line of thinking is that no matter how emotions occur, they do in fact occur and should be rationally understood and prepared for. It is always good to know a back story. Why does

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