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Today is about today.

Dan Pierce/ December 2, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Every teammate is going to make a mistake from time to time. The key to giving second chances is about making today about today. When I keep score on the mistakes of my teammates, I will struggle to keep a single mistake in the correct context. Just because someone made a mistake in the past, doesn’t mean

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Disqualifying Passion

Dan Pierce/ November 29, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

If I care enough about something, does that qualify me as an expert on the topic? Strong feelings can draw my attention to a topic but those strong feelings may actually limit my ability to see the facts around that topic clearly. If I cannot put some distance between my passion and my work, I may actually

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Qualifying Passion

Dan Pierce/ November 28, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

My passion for my job is an important motivator. Since I only do what I care about, I am more likely to want to do something in my area of passion. It drives me to read more about the topic. It puts me in situations that give me experience in my area of passion. When my job

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Just Over the Horizon

Dan Pierce/ November 26, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Leaders have the responsibility to cast a vision so that the team knows what they are aiming for. There is a lot of emphasis on leaders being great vision casters. I don’t think enough is emphasized on the responsibility each teammate has to maintain a high level of effort and enthusiasm over time without a clear end

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The Proximity Effect

Dan Pierce/ October 28, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

I find it interesting that the proximity of a disciplined person has an affect on others. The person doesn’t have to say anything to have an affect on the people around them. People act differently around religious people. When a physically fit person walks into a room of less fit people, there are looks of admiration and

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Foolish Champions

Dan Pierce/ January 1, 2017/ Teambuilding, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Champions win. They win because they are skilled and experienced enough to beat their opponent. They were not born with these skills and experiences. Champions all have an important attribute that sets them apart from those that never seem to beat them. Champions are bold enough to try and humble enough to look foolish in the attempt.

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Show them where they fit.

Dan Pierce/ October 23, 2016/ Teambuilding, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Great teams don’t always wait for people to apply for open positions. The best people are not usually unemployed. Great teams need to go after great people. They need to recruit them in a way that shows how valuable they would be to the team. They sit down face to face with a prospective recruit and encourage

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Disparaging Diligence

Dan Pierce/ February 13, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

I have noticed that great teams never disparage diligent effort. They know that one of the main attributes that led their teams to greatness is diligence. I have noticed that there are those who disparage diligence as unnecessary, almost as if it’s trendy to be nonchalant and cool about not sweating the details. This can gain a following

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Belief Gives Hope

Dan Pierce/ September 4, 2014/ Teambuilding, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

When a team believes in the team, they gain endurance. Endurance doesn’t only come from physical condition but from a condition of the mind. When we believe in the team, we have a source of hope that can allow our team to outlast any opponent or circumstance. Victory can be defined as outlasting what we are up

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