Category Archives: Team Dynamics

Using a Different Standard

How can you trust new people? Think back to the first moment you were trusted to join a team. You were new. You were given responsibility you shouldn’t have been trusted with by some measures. However you were trustworthy and after doing your job, you proved that trust was not misplaced. Don’t find reasons to exclude others

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Artificial Pressure

Some people say they work at their best when the pressure is on. That’s usually a procrastinator making themselves sound heroic for waiting until the last minute. Pressure creates anxiety and it also creates all kinds of terrible anxiety-induced chemicals in our body when we feel it. Great teams know that there are enough pressure-filled moments they

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Practically Political

Politics can ruin a team dynamic. This is because politics are the mother of all pretension. The second that things get political everything begins to get less practical. People begin doing things for the wrong reasons and teams lose sight of their true mission. America seems to be struggling with this right now. So many things that

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Respect vs Envy

Great teammates respect their other teammates. This is especially true for a great team that is stacked with talent and experience. Some people have never really had the experience of respect so they cannot give it. They mistake their envy of another teammate for respect. How can I know the difference? When I admire another teammate I

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Bad Breath

Faithful people can not only take the pain but are ready to forgive it. How many times can you forgive someone? I don’t know the exact answer of that question but one thing that keeps me faithful is contemplating how often someone else has forgiven me. People are often suffering for a long time on our behalf

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Executing

A great idea is not worth much if the team cannot execute it. Thinking is not the same as doing. Neither is talking about it. Great teams know how to get something done. They do not stop at the conversation about what is important, best, or necessary. They move forward to make the idea a reality without

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Suggestions

A suggestion is a platform that individuals use to communicate options from their perspective. Great teammates do not need their suggestion to be chosen. In reality, the best options are not as simple as going with any single suggestion. Multiple suggestions from different perspepctives can create a discussion that results in options made from pieces of various

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Options

Choosing a course of action usually requires input at some point of adversity. Nothing ever goes completely as planned and it is important to expected the unexpected. This simply means that we must be flexible in our journey as a team when we encounter new information. The more flexible we are, the more options we can consider.

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BNS For You

My personal best next step should always be determined by the team’s best next step. How can I contribute? How can I improve to help the team move forward on the path they have chosen? This is why choosing the right team is crucial in our own personal development. The team goals become our goals and highlight

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BNS For The Team

Every course of action has two steps necessary to consider: the team’s best next step and once that is determined, our personal best next step on that same path. The team’s next step should determine our individual steps because if you get that the wrong way around, the team ends up becoming self-serving for a particular individual

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