Category Archives: Bad Teammates

The Limit of Imagination

Control is tough to give up. Control brings security and assurance that things will go the way we think they should go…the right way. I have noticed a correlation between my most insecure moments and my need for control. My insecurities can cause me to scramble or fight for the control I feel I need to keep

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The Disadvantage of Shelter

Sheltered children struggle transitioning to adulthood because of a well-intentioned but misguided philosophy of happiness equaling an absence of pain. People who actively avoid pain because they cannot deal with it in a healthy way do not make great teammates because they cannot imagine what it would be like to stand in the gap when a wave

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Is easy right?

Someone that thinks easy is right cannot know their limits because their worldview causes them to quit before they can see their actual potential. I find that people look for the easiest path as confirmation for moving forward. When challenge turns us around, we miss out on the best parts of living. Is luck or God’s will

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The Fool

The word fool can seem like a harsh word but it is historically used to describe that stubborn person who refuses to see the reality of their destructive tendencies. The fool is their own worst enemy because they often get things the wrong way around. They mistake wisdom for luck and their foolishness as their virtue. A

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Wanting Less Than Best

Wanting something is as basic a human experience as you can get. When we were babies, we wanted to be fed at all hours of the night. Not best for our parents, but we cried when that want wasn’t met. Good parents shape that behavior out of us by saying no to our wants so that we

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Defending the Work/Reward Ratio

I have learned that there are people who spend their day trying to minimize their workload. They do everything they can to get the most benefit for least amount of effort and the prospect of more of anything severely threatens that. If it means any more work, then they are against it. They may even shame the

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Dead Weight

Individuals that express concerns have a responsibility to move forward regardless of consensus. Great teams do not agree all of the time. They do support each other despite their disagreements. Bad teammates only feel heard when they express their dissent and change the minds of the rest of the team. That’s right, I said bad teammates. A

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