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Just Say No

Dan Pierce/ April 29, 2018/ Discipline, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Quitting is a lot like a drug when you think about it. Remember back to the first time you quit something. It was likely a difficult decision. Perhaps it was difficult to abandon the investment of time and money. Maybe it was hard because you wanted to avoid the stigma of a quitter. But you have to

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Happy Hypothesis

Dan Pierce/ March 11, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

What do I want to believe? Is it possible that it’s not true? Of course it is. I must work to prove my happy hypothesis wrong if I am going to consistently make good decisions for the benefit of the team. Wanting something doesn’t make the details fall into place. Wanting something doesn’t eliminate the obstacles and

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Making Memories

Dan Pierce/ December 25, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Nostalgia can be dangerous for any team because it takes the focus of the team off of the path forward by looking back. However, there is a time and place for everything. The holidays are the time for nostalgia and making new memories that should be cherished. Our children listen to how we talk about the Christmases

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Get Ahead

Dan Pierce/ December 22, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Sleeping in only feels good when I’m ahead on my task list. This is because I don’t like to work so that I can rest. That outlook is unsatisfying. It makes the clock move slower during the day. I prefer to rest so that I can work. Rest is important, but its more like a timeout of

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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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