October 2019

Dog Tag Team Honors a Father

Dog Tag Team Honors a Father

Craig Jones Columnist I recently found my dad's US Air Force dog tag. It was in a little cloth bag tied off with a ribbon, and with it were his wedding ring, his college ring and his fishing license. I had never laid eyes on any of these items until that moment. I...

Team “Diseases” That Can Kill The Connection

Team “Diseases” That Can Kill The Connection

Michael Fowlkes MDI Contributor There are some bad habits or even team "diseases" that can kill teams. Can you name some of them? OK – we will. Oldtimer's Disease - when a man thinks, "been there, done that, know them, fuck you!" Personal Loyalty - when the men on the...

A Team Meeting … Plus Cops

A Team Meeting … Plus Cops

Crawford Hart Guest Contributor It was our once-a-month team dinner meeting and we’d chosen one of our favorite Irish bars on Third Avenue, somewhere in the low 20’s. The place was crowded, the sidewalks outside were packed, traffic was a nightmare, which none of us...

From the Men: Who is the Best Team Ever and Why?

From the Men: Who is the Best Team Ever and Why?

As always, it's good to hear from the men on the topic at hand. On any topic, it's good to go to the collective wisdom of the men and see what is to be shared and revealed. This month we hear from the men posting on social media, in answer to this question: "In your...

A Navy SEAL Comments on a Winning Team

A Navy SEAL Comments on a Winning Team

TC Cummings Guest Contributor It pays to be a winner! I was blessed with a deluge of what I call Mental Tools during my training and service as a US Navy SEAL on the worlds most elite commando teams.  We don’t often see axioms like "It pays to be a winner" as...

Making Me A Better Man

Making Me A Better Man

Jack Brown MDI Contributor I’ve been on a men’s team for going on three decades. I believe I have matured into a good teammate, but I have to say it has been a process. My teams and teammates have provided me enormous opportunities to become a better man. As men, we...

The Best Team Ever

The Best Team Ever

David Plante Guest Contributor I would like to tell you about the best team I have been on for over 30 years.  It has many qualities that make it great but here are the top 10 for me.  This team has a mutual responsibility to practice Discipline, Commitment,...

Causing Greatness!

Your Potential Beckons

Your Potential Beckons

Dylan Stewart Columnist It starts small, and innocently enough. With a wish, with a dream, with a belief that there must be something more. But what results depends on you. We all have had visions of who we were supposed to be. What we were supposed to accomplish. The...

AWESOME QUOTES ON TEAMWORK!

“Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni

 “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napolean Hill

“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa

 “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.” –Marcus Aurelius

AWESOME STORIES ABOUT CREATING SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES

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