Monthly Archives: February 2017

Doing Nothing

Dan Pierce/ February 18, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Doing nothing takes patience. Great teams wait for the right moment to implement the next step. They leave the problem open so that it stays at the forefront of the team’s mind until they can address the area properly. By slapping a band-aid or quick fix on the problem, we take the consequences of the problem out

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Correct Correction

Dan Pierce/ February 17, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

We have all been at the place where a problem needs to be solved and we don’t necessarily have the resources to solve the problem correctly. It is at this moment that we tend to get creative. We take what we have and do the best that we can with it. It takes some creative thinking, but

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Band-aids

Dan Pierce/ February 16, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

We all need a band-aid from time to time. They made us feel better when we were kids. It’s cute when little kids ask for a band-aid, even when they are not bleeding. It’s amazing how their little minds latch on to the placebo affect so quickly. However this phenomenon isn’t cute when a team full of

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Doing Your Job

Dan Pierce/ February 15, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Doing our job seems like it should be easy. It is when it’s new and fun. Doing our job is easy when we get to do it with people we get along with. Doing our job is easy when it makes us feel good. It’s easy when we get credit for a job well done. Unfortunately those

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Do Your Job

Dan Pierce/ February 14, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Everyone got a treat of a Super Bowl in 2017. Not everyone was happy with the outcome. I have to admit that as a team oriented person, I have come to admire the New England Patriots. They represent teamwork in a way that is unique in today’s sports world. They don’t sell out for the quick fix.

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Spotting Arrogance

Dan Pierce/ February 12, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Arrogance is something people seem to want to avoid. It’s not really socially acceptable. It’s so aversive, people tend say the thing everyone wants to hear from humble people. People are so afraid of being labeled as arrogant, that they feign humility in hopes of convincing the world that they are the type of humble that is

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Unwavering Without Arrogance

Dan Pierce/ February 11, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

There is a difference between arrogance and being unwavering. Some people wake up every day and know that they are going to win the day. Others wake up and wonder how it will be ruined by circumstances that are outside of their control. Great teammates are unwavering in their commitment and zeal to win. It takes an

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The Long Way Around

Dan Pierce/ February 10, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Some teams have an aversion to problems. Perhaps they had a bad experience in the past and have decided that certain problems have no solution. When this happens they tend to say no to opportunity because of the potential unsolvable problems that come with it. They would rather take the long way around and see if they

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Distractions

Dan Pierce/ February 9, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Distractions are inevitable. Nothing ever goes completely acccording to our plans. Problems pop up and need to be dealt with. Great teams learn how to resolve the unexpected without losing focus. Unexpected problems create the opportunity for learning moments and can push us toward a better end than we imagined. They can also place a team on

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