Post Archive

February 2017

Why do so many high grit (as defined by Dr. Angela Duckworth), high performing, Mission Critical Team (MCT) members score so low in self-esteem (personal pessimism)? This is a question I’ve been investigating since I sent many of you a survey in October 2016.  By the way, thanks very much to the 46 people …

I believe all great teams are constantly working on the following four (4) things: Functional Excellence (Tactics, Techniques, Procedures, and/or Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs]).  Said differently, from a tactical perspective, it’s simply getting better at what we do. Physical and Mental Toughness Leadership, Followership, and Teamwork, and the dynamic inside …

When working in any environment that has become familiar there is an established pattern of doing things.  Some of our environments are tightly constrained with very few degrees of freedom.  These types of jobs (or environments) may be boring for some and comfortable for others.  For me, and many of …

Good afternoon, Team Room.  I’ve been off the net for a few weeks with my head down working on a few things so I’ve missed getting my notes out.  There are quite a few things I’ve learned in the last few weeks and thought I’d get a couple observations out …