Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why am I here?

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

It’s not enough for a good leader to surround himself with good people. Leaders must allow those people to do what they were hired to do. Sometimes it’s easy to just go with our own assumptions when those assumptions affirm the direction we prefer. Unfortunately, even as a leader, our own inexperience can cause us to doubt

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Avoid being the lid.

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

A team’s potential is correlated directly to the strength of the leadership of the team. Every leader needs to realize that they are likely holding the team back in some way. That’s a tough truth to accept but great leaders not only accept that they have liabilities, but do their best to mitigate them. They avoid being

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Resources

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

Resources are a limit. Manpower, space, money, and supplies are all finite and therefore a limiting factor. It’s up to the team to understand their resource limit. Teams that do not accept their resource limit end up broke. They live paycheck to paycheck and never really get ahead. This makes everything seem harder. Resources are not always

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The Legal Limit

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

The legal limit should be accepted and observed by any team. It could be either a law or a rule, but teams must play within the rules. Removing or ignoring a legal limit makes me a liability for the team. Success found outside the rules is short-lived because the team will get found out. If you have

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Acceptable Limits vs Removable Limits

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

Every team has its limit. It’s important to know if that limit is something to accept or something to remove. Acceptable limits include circumstances that are outside of our control. Limits that should be removed include personal liabilities and flaws that can be improved upon through humble learning and development. Accepting a personal limit and refusing to

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Old Mistakes

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

Remaking old mistakes proves that we have wasted our precious experience. We should overcome our past by improving today so that our future is different. If the same old problem keeps occurring, then we have proven to be a poor student. Our negative circumstance is not to blame if it cycles through our life. The choice to

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The Paradox of Mistakes

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

We learn from new mistakes if we can survive them. We don’t regret the errant path when we learn from it. Success teaches little and discounts the future by giving us a false sense of competency for future challenges. Mistakes allow us to remain humble enough to acknowledge the gaps in our experience while simultaneously filling those

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Scary New

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

New can be exciting but one of the main ingredients of excitement is fear. Every new circumstance has components that are similar to our experience. That should comfort us. However, no circumstance is alike to the point that we can rely completely on our past experience. That can be scary if we are fearful of mistakes. It

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Agendas

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

Everyone has agendas, but truth needs to be what drives decision-making. Personal gain or being right should never be the reason that a decision is made. Teams must be committed to discussing a direction with the goal of finding the right decision in the right moment. My agenda as a solid teammate should be to find the

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Publicly and Privately Supportive

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

Teams should have a diversity of opinions and personalities. Diverse teams will disagree at times. It’s important, for the unity of the team, that everyone understands that it’s good to voice opinions and disagree, but once a decision is made, everyone must be both privately and publicly supportive of the direction the team ultimately chose. This can

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