Category Archives: Teambuilding

Effort in Hindsight

There is an interesting pattern in history. We often look back on those that sacrificed everything to make our lives better with honor and reverence. The same is not often true for those that attempt to communicate the sacrifice necessary to move forward. We often look at them with suspicion and disdain. Are they crazy? To second

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People that set the bar too low live with less disappointment or hurt because they don’t expect much of others or themselves. This life is lived with the solace of self-preservation in that emotional toughness is not required. Nothing ventured means nothing gained but to some, the rut is worth the lack of drama and disappointment. To

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Future Flames

I have learned that nothing is ever as bad as it seems. There is always some good to find in an adverse situation if we have the eyes to see it. Our pride and confirmation bias can work against us to create an all-or-nothing attitude toward our circumstances. There aren’t just learning opportunities in a loss. There

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Overcome Hard

Life is hard. Success is simply the measure of how well we overcome the hard that life throws our way. Are we excuse-makers or overcomers? Are we looking for a solution or a reason why we should quit? Great teams find people that see difficulty as a door to a welcome challenge and not an obstacle to

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Risk

The fear of making a mistake could be the most prevalent reason a team’s potential is not reached. Risks are necessary because anything worth doing is likely iffy at best when we set out to do it. This includes trusting someone with something that they may not have a track record of success for. That track record

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The Right Conditions

Potential isn’t a reality. Potential is a possible future. Individuals require others around them to do the following three things in order to have the best chance to reach their potential. 1) Believe people can change. 2) Delay deduction. See mistakes as an opportunity to learn and not a confirmation of an existing judgement 3) Embrace risks.

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Reaching Potential

Every team should be about reaching the team’s potential. This includes the wins that everyone is usually worried about. However, if the team only ever aims at the team win, it will often overlook the development of the individuals on the team. This sacrifices the immediate goal for the long term goal of growth and development. Everyone

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Does your training leave your team less prepared?

Trainings should test a person’s limits to help them understand what it will take to succeed in real-life situations. We have to fight the urge to underestimate the difficulty of the tasks that surround success. Settling for an easy or convenient training session wastes everyone’s time and creates a false sense of preparation. This lessens the actual

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Don’t be that desperate!

Training is not the context for convenience. If someone is not willing to be inconvenienced for the opportunity to learn to be a better contributor to the team, we have not led them or our team well. Training is such a vital aspect of moving a team forward that it must happen regardless of expected convenience. I

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The Cost of Poor Training

Teams that don’t train well usually depend on the untrained or elsewhere-trained individuals to carry the team. Training and developing is necessary if a team doesn’t want to depend on too few people for their source of successful outcomes. Leaders are usually the high-flyer that the team can be built around but if the best people neglect

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