Category Archives: Team Dynamics

Chemistry over Competence

Dan Pierce/ April 25, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

What is the most important outcome of an interview process? Competency and character should be a given and are easy to spot disqualifications for. Chemistry is far more important to discern in the interview process. Does the candidate get out of their bed in the morning for the same reason that we do? Does your team have that

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The Fork in the Road

Dan Pierce/ April 19, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Maturity allows us to see the world through experienced eyes. Many who think they are mature because of their experience actually demonstrate an arrogance when they demand that their methods are the only way forward. They miss that it wasn’t necessarily their plan that succeeded but their humble attitude that allowed them to adjust in real time

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Open Slot

Dan Pierce/ April 4, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Leading is much more than filling open slots on a roster. It means doing the hard work of developing the people we choose. People with a title count little on a team if they cannot perform the duties of that title. Great recruitment fulfills the potential of the recruit through an intentional developmental process. Signing someone up

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The Creative Cost

Dan Pierce/ March 31, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Some teams lack creativity because they are always pushed to the limit by the urgent and never get to think ahead. Part of the issue is that people are not thoughtful about ideas and do not spend time thinking things through. They walk through life reactive to things that could be anticipated and then make excuses for

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Consistent Mindfulness

Dan Pierce/ March 30, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

We cannot mentor or develop our team if we don’t identify the weekly wins, the weekly opportunities to improve, and the resources needed to move the vision forward. Great leaders separate themselves from other leaders through intentional thinking that keeps them as proactive as possible.

Not That Obvious

Dan Pierce/ March 29, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Joy isn’t always obvious. Joy is not about being happy all of the time. Joy is often found in surprising places. It can be found in the small victories that no one else notices. Because joy can be so elusive, it makes sense that it goes unnoticed by the untrained eye. If someone doesn’t have joy, they

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Don’t Wing It

Dan Pierce/ March 28, 2018/ Discipline, Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Time with people is great if it is thoughtful. People often overlook the importance of mindful attention toward their actions. It’s the combination of the mind and heart of a leader that determines the effectiveness of their actions. This is especially true of time spent alongside the people we lead regardless of the task. When we wing

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Telling the Story

Dan Pierce/ March 27, 2018/ Communication, Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

I find it sad that trust is not freely given for the simple reason that we are lazy communicators. If a person is able to share more about victories and challenges, then they get to be known and know others that do the same. This “knowing” results in a rapport that is built around knowing what a

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Two Sides of the Trust Coin

Dan Pierce/ March 26, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

People love to share information, but a certain measure of trust is necessary for information to be shared. Trust comes from consistency and fulfilled expectations. A lack of trust may be the result of broken promises. It could also be the result of unreasonable expectations that set the bar so high that no one can meet the

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Consequences of a Lazy Thought-life

Dan Pierce/ March 25, 2018/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

When I take time to reflect and be mindful of my actions, I am much more likely to communicate. In fact, I believe consistent communication depends on reflection. The discipline of thinking is often overlooked and could be the indicator of a lack of communication. Human nature doesn’t hold on to information very well. When there is

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