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TEAMS CONNECT

“Connectivity is everything on a team.  You are a team, or you are a group.” – P. J. Fleck, University of Minnesota football coach    We strive for teams, not disconnected groups.    You’ll get to fill out our annual climate survey in a few weeks.  We learned a while back that teams that survive and […]

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INSPIRATION FROM GENERAL GEORGE PATTON

George Patton was a famous World War II general.  Yesterday I encountered two quotes of his from completely different sources.  I figured it was a sign. The first was an inspiration posted on Twitter that read: “You’re never beaten until you admit it. So, don’t admit it.” On one hand it sounds stubborn. But there […]

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A LIFE OF COMMITMENT ENRICHES

“Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live life regretting the opportunities they’ve squandered.” – Bill Russell, Hall of Fame basketball player and coach It’s been said that “we are the sum of our commitments.” According to Russell, if you see someone accomplished, you can be assured that person will have a […]

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SAFETY FIRST

We say, “Safety first.”  Do we mean it?  If I could have it any way I wanted it, everyone entering work would put “safety first.”  Safe people are committed to doing things the right way.  They understand the correct process and they complete the right task repeatedly. Safe people are alert.  Their attention stays focused […]

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