Monthly Archives: November 2019

Counting the Cost

Conflicts always have a cost, though these are not always costs that can be counted. Conflicts change a team’s dynamic and, therefore, the cost is the status quo. Some conflicts get resolved and reputations are strengthened. Other conflicts can cost a team trust or a teammate altogether. Regardless of the outcome, the hurt that lingers following a

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Counting the Cost

Conflicts always have a cost, though these are not always costs that can be counted. Conflicts change a team’s dynamic and, therefore, the cost is the status quo. Some conflicts get resolved and reputations are strengthened. Other conflicts can cost a team trust or a teammate altogether. Regardless of the outcome, the hurt that lingers following a

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Counting the Cost

Conflicts always have a cost, though these are not always costs that can be counted. Conflicts change a team’s dynamic and, therefore, the cost is the status quo. Some conflicts get resolved and reputations are strengthened. Other conflicts can cost a team trust or a teammate altogether. Regardless of the outcome, the hurt that lingers following a

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Counting the Cost

Conflicts always have a cost, though these are not always costs that can be counted. Conflicts change a team’s dynamic and, therefore, the cost is the status quo. Some conflicts get resolved and reputations are strengthened. Other conflicts can cost a team trust or a teammate altogether. Regardless of the outcome, the hurt that lingers following a

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Redemption vs Perfection

Greatness is not found in consistent achievement but rather through a constant ebb and flow of failure and redemption. Great teams are not afraid to fail because they are eager to learn. Teams that are caught up in making sure they preserve a competent image often forget that perfection is not only unreasonable, it’s also less helpful.

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What Quitting Says

What about that first time? That first chance to defy the odds and play like you expect to find a way forward? What causes that? Belief in the team. Teams that quit have no confidence in themselves or their teammates. They are always looking for a way out instead of a way forward. Their fear seems like

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Find a Way

Every team has faced impossible odds. Some teams that are used to falling short believe those odds to be a sign to quit. Other teams that have faced a slim chance only to succeed in the past see any chance as hope for that same victory with long odds. Hope is all anyone needs to press on

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Honor

Great teams are often misunderstood by their less successful counterparts. Ordinary teams like to make the assumption that those who seem to have better outcomes or positions obtained those outcomes or positions by cheating. The reality is that truly great teams focus on the most important things which include integrity and honor. Cheating is far more likely

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Turns

Team unity is a powerful catalyst to a successful team endeavor. However, team unity is complex and cannot be expected unless the team puts intentional and diligent effort towards staying on the path to it. Unity is not really a destination but rather a path or road that leads to team success. Since team unity is complex,

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Turns

Team unity is a powerful catalyst to a successful team endeavor. However, team unity is complex and cannot be expected unless the team puts intentional and diligent effort towards staying on the path to it. Unity is not really a destination but rather a path or road that leads to team success. Since team unity is complex,

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