Monthly Archives: April 2017

What am I looking for?

Dan Pierce/ April 30, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Great teams are constantly looking for the advantage. They see an early workout as an opportunity to get a jump on their sleeping competition. Ordinary teams see an early workout as an opportunity to sleep in because it’s too early and unreasonable to expect someone to work that hard at the beginning of the day. Great teams

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Crazy Math

Dan Pierce/ April 29, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

It’s crazy to do something that challenges a long held belief. That belief unchallenged creates a status quo that seems firmly planted in time tested certainty. Teams outgrow past learnings the same way that students outgrow the need for numbers in a math equation. The first day the teacher writes letters on the board in a pre-algebra

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Crazy Ideas

Dan Pierce/ April 28, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Crazy ideas are not all that crazy if we are willing to take the risk of falling flat on our face. I am a firm believer that most ideas are achieveable if we have the nerve to see them through. What often places the crazy label on the ideas we have is just fear of failure, embarrassment,

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It only works on the weak minded.

Dan Pierce/ April 27, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

We all start projects with a vision of what can be done. Along the way, we have a little annoying Jedi in our mind that attempts to wave its hand at us and convince us that what we started is too hard, too boring, or not worth sticking with. Great teams don’t mind trick themselves into the

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Don't be a stray cat.

Dan Pierce/ April 26, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

I know some people are cat lovers. I am not. Cats don’t seem to care about anything until they want something. They are takers and live life with an arrogant expectation that we need to feed them, clean up after them, give them free massages and expect nothing in return. If you like cats and are ok

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Choosing Which Minute

Dan Pierce/ April 25, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

We are all capable of waiting until the last minute to do something. Is it a habit or a product of circumstance? It’s a choice every time. The truth is that everyone is given the same amount of minutes each day. Some people choose not to wait until the last one to act or get going. Some

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Last Minute Living

Dan Pierce/ April 24, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Living last minute is a common practice in our culture. We have cars, smart phones, microwaves, and the internet to make sure that we can cut the required time off of normally time-consuming tasks. Unfortunately, we can get used to these advantages, and counting on them allows us to lapse into a lifestyle that is last minute.

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Life happens but…

Dan Pierce/ April 23, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Great teammates understand that their lack of planning will force another teammate to go above and beyond to make up for their lack of discipline. An occasional mistake because of a lack of planning can be expected and the cover of a teammate is part of the benefit of being on a team, but when we become

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The Protection of Forgiveness

Dan Pierce/ April 22, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Forgiveness is something that builds trust within a team. We all wonder what would happen if we let someone down. In fact, a case could be made that a relationship isn’t tested until someone has the opportunity to forgive someone. Forgiveness protects a team dynamic because it allows people to learn from mistakes instead of fear them.

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Cure for Insecure

Dan Pierce/ April 21, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Insecure and unconfident people have to learn that the scenario they are afraid of will not result in the worst-case scenario. They will most likely survive if they do their job the best they can. Most reasonable people will learn that their worst fears aren’t as likely as they thought before they had experience. There are, however,

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