Give Your Teams Your Greatest Gifts

Tis the season. That statement could mean a lot of things. Of course, today we are talking about the holiday season of Christmas. But there are so many things that can come to mind when we consider this season. Today I want to focus on something that is a huge part of...

Creating a Team-First Culture

I have told you before that I often listen to the sports talk show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Whether it be from Cowherd himself, or one of his guests, I hear many great ideas and concepts on that show that fit right into many of the concepts of success that I talk...

Ask Your People for Help

Last week I wrote a post called, “Don’t You Want to Get Better?” In it, I talked about people who don’t want their superiors or their peers to evaluate or critique them on the performance of whatever it is they do. I talked about how these...

Don’t You Want to Get Better?

I am amazed when I hear stories of people in any walk of life who don’t want to have others observe them and then critique what they have done. Seriously? Don’t you want to get better at whatever it is that you do? Are you so perfect that you don’t...

Thank Others

Today is Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. However, here in the US, it is also the day after Thanksgiving. So today, I’m going to talk about the concept of giving thanks with teams. It is important that we make an effort to thank people for the...

Is Your Team a “Family”?

 Note – This is a re-post of a post I did in 2017, with some changes made to update it a bit. When I hear a coach or a team use the term “family,” I am often swept back in time to the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates and their use of the Sister Sledge song, “We are...