Category Archives: Team Dynamics

Flexibility

The complexity of life requires a flexibility to stay quick on our feet. Decision-making is a skill that requires certain fundamentals and one of those is the ability to never fall too deeply in love with one method. Once we decide that we have a favorite way of doing things, we become vulnerable to our opponents. We

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Courage That Leads to Curiosity

Once someone has been identified as a person who is capable of making solid decisions on their own, we should look for reasons to delegate and defer. This is sometimes counter-intuitive when we are used to making a certain kind of decision. We know why we choose what we choose and there is often a fear that

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Skilled at Being Free

America is known for being the land of the free. Freedom is something that everyone should enjoy, but it requires something more from its citizens than those who lack freedom. Freedom requires decision. Places that lack freedom make decisions for people. While many of those situations are horrible and inhumane, there are places where people have lived

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Enduring Envy

Have you ever had to live without anyone giving you the benefit of the doubt? It’s exhausting to always know that people are not going to cut you any slack. Enduring a constant skepticism of your motivations can take a heavy emotional toll. Just imagine how tiring it must be to have to wake up every day

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Envy

Envy is ugly. It’s ugly when we do it and it’s not fun to be envied. Envy isn’t just wanting what another person has. It also comes with a bitter resentment for the other person. That resentment causes me to cease giving the benefit of the doubt to those I envy because I am so annoyed at

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Understanding the Burden

Teams that are fortunate enough to have a key player should treat that player a little differently because the spotlight and pressure is different than what other players may endure. I know many might think, “Oh…poor baby…it must be so difficult being so talented and influential!” Well, yes, it is. Some people do not understand what it

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Key Players 

Key players are unique because not every team has one. They are a mixture of a role player and two-way player. The have unique abilities that seem to come easier to them than others but they are not limited to a few critical moments. They are like two-way players in that the team often takes their abilities

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Two-Way Players

Every team has that short list of players who never seem to come off the field. They are reliable and ready for seemingly every situation. They never seem to wear out and help keep everything together when no one else notices. It’s easy to take these people for granted because they step up constantly and are expected

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Role Players

Every team will have various functions that require special or unique skills. In football, that could include a kicker or a person who can long snap in critical situations. They are not on the field for every play but they tend to be there when it counts most and not just anyone can do what they can

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Clean Jerseys

There are team members who are just excited to be wearing the uniform. They are not very productive but they will cheer for the team while keeping their jerseys squeaky clean. After all, obtaining that jersey was likely the only reason they joined the team. They are not interested in making the big play. They want to

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