Monthly Archives: April 2017


Dan Pierce/ April 20, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Physical injury is treated more easily than a blow to our ego and can be remedied with a sick day. How do you deal with a lack of confidence outside of a sport context? Hesitation among teammates will inevitably result in missed opportunities. It’s important to make sure that everyone on the team is in a position

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Pull Him

Dan Pierce/ April 19, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Every coach has moments where they realize someone is hurting the team’s chances to win. There are many reasons to pull a player from the field. The top reason is an injury that slows the player down and therefore risks further injury to himself or others. A close second is a player that lacks confidence. Lack of

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The Weakest Link

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

Some people may assume that the weakest link on any team is the person with the lowest level of competency. This could be true, but most often it is not the case. I have seen the weakest link be the person that has the least amount of confidence in themselves or others on the team. Someone who

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Integrity is Inconvenient

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

Cutting corners is a common practice. Would you run a red light if you knew no one would know? Would you do it only if you were really late? Our integrity is tested in moments that seem insignificant at the time of compromise. Insignificant moments make the payoff for cutting a corner seem like a good return

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What versus Who

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

What separates leaders from the rest of the team? Leaders don’t spend much time thinking about what needs to be done. Leaders spend time figuring out who would be the best pick to figure out what should be done. Leaders are responsible for the path forward but that doesn’t mean that they have to be the only

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Moving Forward

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

Great teams stay great because they operate in such a way that allows them to step on each other’s toes. They don’t walk on eggshells when they talk about what needs to be done. They are not overly critical and they don’t say things to assert their influence and authority over each other. They don’t play games

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The Mistake

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

Be careful who you empower because eventually you will have to hold them accountable. It’s an exciting moment to give the keys to the car away. No one likes to think about the potential mistakes that could be made by the driver. In the moment of empowerment, don’t make the mistake of believing that there will be

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All or Nothing

Dan Pierce/ April 13, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Great teammates understand that the good they have done is not unappreciated just because a flaw has been pointed out. That all or nothing attitude is a sign of someone that needs to improve their understanding of accountability. If I have to walk around on eggshells to have a conversation with someone about a needed improvement, then

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Connected, and therefore, accountable.

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

Great teammates understand that their actions affect the team, therefore, they are accountable to them. They understand that it is the leader’s job to say something when they see something wrong and they don’t resent the leader for it. Too many people have bought into the lie that everyone is equally entitled to every opportunity without consequences

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Do they understand good leadership?

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

It’s all fun and games until someone is held accountable. Response to accountability is a clear test of a great teammate. Some people think that redirection and having to hold someone accountable means that a person is a problem. Not so. I love having people on my team that take feedback well and expect it to improve.

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