Category Archives: Team Dynamics

My Pap’s Family

By being so consistent, he was not only a great teammate at his job but he was a consistent provider for his family. His example allowed us to build a strong and large family that is family to so many others who don’t share our bloodline. When I was preparing to share at my grandfather’s funeral, I

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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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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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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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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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Reinventing

Teams often spend too much time reinventing the wheel. There are many methods out there that can be copied and applied to many situations. Pride can limit a team when they make up their mind that they have nothing to learn from others. Innovation is vital to any team’s problem-solving repertoire but it becomes wasteful when we

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Comfort as the Goal

Some teammates see their goal as making sure their day is protected against any discomfort. These are dangerous teammates because they are not going to put the team’s objectives first. In an effort to protect their comfort at all cost they will avoid conflict, exert the lowest acceptable amount of effort, shoot down any ideas that would

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