Monthly Archives: September 2016

Pitch Family

Dan Pierce/ September 30, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Causes and goals are great, but one of the most attractive aspects of a team is the actual group of people that you choose to join. People are attracted to join teams that seem fun, functional, and edifying. There is something attractive about a family environment that is free from dysfunction. Everyone has a need in their

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Go, Seek, Find

Dan Pierce/ September 29, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Recruiting requires intentionally seeking the right person. The person that is ready to join the team is out there. Great teams are specific in who they want to recruit or hire. People settle for less than ideal candidates because they don’t believe that someone that fits the job description exists, as if it is too much to

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Mine or Ours?

Dan Pierce/ September 28, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

It’s easy to identify a lack of generosity in others. We see it when people avoid eye contact with pan handlers. We see it when a toddler refuses to share a toy with another kid. We see it when people make giving more complicated that it needs to be. It took a lot of frustration to realize

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Spend and Give

Dan Pierce/ September 27, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

If a person doesn’t have a generous heart, the transition to recruiting a team from lone-wolfing a project will be difficult. That is why I initially struggled with building a team. I didn’t want to give away much. I only wanted people that were already good enough when they joined so that I didn’t have to SPEND

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False Start

Dan Pierce/ September 26, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

I have learned that generosity is often the core problem behind a team’s false start. Teams require people and people come through recruiting. Think about the biggest change an individual has to undergo when starting or joining a team. It is the transition from depending on ourselves to depending on others. That transition requires a lot of

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The Sharing Obstacle

Dan Pierce/ September 25, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Interfering thoughts limit our trust and complicate the simple act of sharing. Sharing requires us to give something of what we have to another person. I have learned that I am at my best when I am a generous person. Most people think about money when it comes to generosity. I believe that while money is the

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Resisting the Interfering Thought

Dan Pierce/ September 24, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Every team has to start somewhere. It usually starts with an individual who has an idea so big that they can’t do it alone. Too often our big ideas lead to big tasks that we do not want to share. Maybe I have difficulty asking for help. My pride can lead me to a mindset of self-sufficiency.

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Outlast Them

Dan Pierce/ September 23, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Fear and anxiety make us impatient. They are the nagging voices in our head that justify throwing the game plan out the window because things are not moving as fast as we would like. Patience allows us to see the big picture and the end game in relation to the immediate moment. When we can take that

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Embrace Uncertainty

Dan Pierce/ September 22, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Anxiety is fueled by the unknown. It’s why we are afraid of the dark. We can’t see well enough to truly assess the danger where the light isn’t shining. All of us know that 99 times out of 100 there is nothing to be afraid of once the lights get turned on. Our imagination likes to fill

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The REMINDER that kills anxiety…

Dan Pierce/ September 21, 2016/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Great teams manage anxiety well. They don’t allow anxiety to affect performance, attitudes and relationships. The best way to manage anxiety when it pops up is to remind everyone that is affected by it to live by what they know and not by how they feel. Anxiety makes little deals seem like big deals. It can cause

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