Monday, May 25, 2015

Quote of the Week

Pat Riley, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Magic Johnson, Showtime Lakers, Lakers
Pat Riley coaches Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabar and
the Los Angeles Lakers Showtime to Back-to-Back
NBA Championships
"The most difficult thing for individuals to do when they're part of a team is to sacrifice...  The Lakers made a covenant with each other to put aside selfishness so that the team can achieve it's goals, saying, 'Whatever it takes for the team to win, I'll do it."
- Pat Riley

Monday, May 18, 2015

Temperament Test

Temperament Test, Keirsey, teamworkThe Keirsey Temperament Test is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.

It is important that you answer all the questions from the perspective of what feels real for you and not try to give answers that you think would sound like how you should behave in any particular situation.  The objective is to understand yourself as you really are – not the way, for example, you must react at school, or others expect you to behave.  Effectiveness as an individual or leader is not based on any particular personality style.  It is really about how well you know yourself and others.

There are two choices for each question. If both seem to apply, choose the one that feels most comfortable to you. There are no right or wrong answers – about half the population agrees with whatever choice you make.

Team Building Activity

After taking the temperament test, gather your teammates into a circle.  Ask the person to your right what their test results were.  Then look online to read and learn about what type of person they are.  Go around in a circle and introduce your teammates to one another as if you all were meeting for the very first time!


  • What new things did you learn about your teammates?
  • Describe any "AH-HA!" moments you had while hearing the description about a teammate.
  • How might not knowing your teammates impact your team?
  • How might truly knowing your teammates impact your team?

Monday, May 11, 2015

Quote of the Week

Mia Hamm, World Cup, Soccer, Champion, inspiration
Mia Hamm & USA Soccer, 1999 World Cup Champions
“Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.”
-Mia Hamm

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Winners vs Losers

UCLA Water Polo NCAA Champions 1999Winners are always part of the solution;
Losers are always part of the problem.

Winners truly believe;
Losers only hope.

Winners have a mission;
Losers have excuses.

Winners maximize their strengths;
Losers dwell on their weaknesses.

Winners commit to improve every day;
Losers just go through the motions.

Winners make sacrifices for the team;
Losers care only about themselves.