Category Archives: Team Dynamics

Hiding Behind Adversity

Dan Pierce/ December 7, 2017/ Being a Great Teammate, Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Excuses come in all forms. My excuse is valid because of my special circumstances. The problem with that logic is that every person has a past and present that is filled with “unique” circumstances. Some are worse than others and I am not trying to be insensitive to those that have had more than their fair share

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Unwavering Attitudes

Dan Pierce/ December 6, 2017/ Competition, Team Dynamics, Winning/ 0 comments

Teams and teammates that have an unwavering attitude resist the wisdom of the quitter or settler. The path of least resistance doesn’t sound like wisdom to them. The unwavering team can be annoying because they stubbornly hang in there long after others move on. They seemingly waste time in a painful effort that wasn’t supposed to be

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Is it a passion?

Dan Pierce/ November 27, 2017/ Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Passion is a fun word. We use it to describe things we care about. However, I don’t think it is always used correctly. Passion means suffering. We care about the things we are willing to suffer for. Occasionally, I find myself listening to someone describe how passionate they are about something and then I wonder how they

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More to the Story

Dan Pierce/ November 15, 2017/ Being a Great Teammate, Team Dynamics/ 0 comments

Team dynamics are complex. This means that there needs to be effort in analyzing a lack of competence or performance. Teams should ask some questions before labeling someone an underperformer on the team. Is the cause for the underperformance really just the individual’s lack of competence? Since everyone on the team relies on someone else, it is possible that

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