Seeing It Their Way

So much energy is spent on dysfunctional teams lobbying for method. Great teams draw up a play and never doubt who gets to shoot the ball when everything is at stake. When Michael Jordan has the ball in his hands with seconds on the clock, it’s best just to get out of the way and be grateful

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Same question, different purpose.

Those who achieve ask the same question as those who always seem to settle for less. Both ask, “What needs to change?” Achievers ask this about themselves as they look for ways to remove any obstacle standing in the way of achievement. Settlers ask the same question hoping their favorite things about both themselves and circumstances do

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Yes but not really…

Sometimes people don’t really want to do what it takes to be good at something. They like the idea of it but something holds them back from finding the path toward it. This cost could be too high to their reputation. Being really good at something often requires a tremendous amount of effort and that can surprise

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Fair?

Sports make a meritocracy seem simple, but when I coached football I had a rule that the best eleven players would always be on the field. I was always blown away by the selfish parents who were actually angry at the end of a tough win because their kid didn’t play enough. If their kid has played,

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Irony

The biggest cause of dysfunction on a team is when an individual puts their own goals or preferences ahead of the team. I find it ironic that the person who usually says things like, “there is no I in team” is usually saying I would like to have things go less his way and more my way.

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I in Win

Watching the documentary about Michael Jordan called the Last Dance reminded me why I looked up to him growing up. When I sang the Gatorade song that stated, “I wanted to be like Mike,” I meant it. I still do. Michael Jordan separated himself through a commitment to achieving the team’s ultimate goal. He wasn’t always liked,

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Bad Days

Everyone has bad days. Everyone has moments that they could not take back. Everyone must be able to recognize when today is just not like the others. However, if those days become the rule and not the exception, then something is not right and that needs to be addressed. Some practical ways to make sure bad days

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Fatigue Limits Us

I cannot be at my best when I am fatigued. Fatigue lowers our ability to do everything, even rest. Our own energy level is our own responsibility. What we eat, what we do, and when we rest all determine how much fatigue we will experience. Sleep patterns are important but overeating or limiting eating too much may

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How to make friends and avoid the right people.

A person’s response is a key indicator of their personal limit at that moment. Judgement should be delayed until more responses can be observed. When someone has a weak moment,( it could be a default behavior or it could be a pattern. Patterns indicate a limit and an opportunity to improve. Single events that prove to be

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The Bandwidth of the Mind

Every team must understand what each individual can handle. This is obviously true of physical strength. Some people can handle heavier items than others. Some can run longer distances as well. Mental and emotional limits are not as obvious because the physical size of a person can demonstrate their physical strength. However, just like a person discovers

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