Category Archives: Teambuilding


Dan Pierce/ October 27, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

I would like to thank everyone who has chosen to follow this blog for the past few years. I benefit greatly from being able to articulate the different dynamics of being a team. I am pleased to announce that the blog has moved to the URL: beginning today. This is the result of a team effort

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Dan Pierce/ October 26, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

When we choose discipline, we must know that we are choosing to be different. Embrace the silent judgement. Smile at the not so silent judgement. That judgement is simply the sound of your example being noted. Congratulations.

There’s no pressure like peer pressure.

Dan Pierce/ October 25, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Shaming the disciplined is an easy way to maintain a sense of normalcy when our standards get challenged by the better choices of others. When I sense that someone’s choice is a statement against my current practice, I have a choice to consider why I choose what I choose or justify my own choices. I can go

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Embarrassed by Discipline

Dan Pierce/ October 24, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Discipline requires a lifestyle that is not entirely normal. It requires inconvenient choices that are perfectly fine in private, but something interesting occurs when those choices get found out by others. If I am disciplined to abstain from certain content in movies, certain foods, and certain words, that may mean that my friends have to see a

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The Reason for Ridiculous Rules

Dan Pierce/ October 23, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

I once saw a “No Diving” sign on top of a cruise ship. I thought that the rule on the sign seemed ridiculous because most people would not attempt a dive at such a dangerous height. Then I realized that most people doesn’t include ALL people and someone likely severely injured themselves by diving from that very

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Dan Pierce/ October 22, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Rules are important but our perspective on rules is even more important. If I see a rule as an obstacle, I am more likely to feel inconvenienced by it. I may be more apt to complain about and eventually break the inconvenient rule. However, if I see a rule as a boundary instead of an obstacle, I

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No Right to Complain

Dan Pierce/ October 21, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Complaining about circumstances has little value in reality. It can make us feel better, but it doesn’t move the needle on the type of improved life we are looking for. If I don’t put in the work required for success, then I can’t legitimately complain about my own lack of success. A case could be made that

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Grown-Up Discipline

Dan Pierce/ October 20, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Discipline is an odd word. It can have a negative connotation in that it can mean punishment. We discipline our children when they misbehave. What we mean is that we reinforce the rule that was broken. This teaches the consequence of behaving in an undisciplined way. The hope, I imagine, would be that the consequence would be

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Convenience is not a right.

Dan Pierce/ October 19, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Rules teach us discipline. When something is against the rules, we must have the discipline to avoid it. It’s easy to say rules are made to be broken or to bend a rule. Often we paint a rule as immoral when really its inconvenient. Convenience is not a right and our integrity is measured in how we

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Focus on what is allowed.

Dan Pierce/ October 18, 2017/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Rules exist for very good reasons. Many rules exist to keep everyone safe and conditions fair. Rules get added when either safety or fair play are compromised. Rules can have a negative connotation but they teach us our limits. Too often people like to break rules because they don’t like being told no. Why not focus on

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