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5 Team Work lessons from American Idol

The kids watch it, so I wanted to make sure they get some teamwork lessons out of it....

Sure, it takes talent to make it on American Idol.

But how does teamwork figure in this talent show?

You take individually talented singers and make them sing as a team. Based on their team performance, you judge contestants individually. Interesting. Sounds perhaps a little like your job environment?

Here are some lessons I learned from watching tonight:

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The Mental Game of Hockey and Life

If you were like me during the World Junior Hockey final between Canada and Russia, you were pretty confident that Canada would win after the second period. I was so certain of the victory that I took a call from a friend. She asked if it was a good time to talk and I replied, “sure, Canada is ahead 3-0. We know who’s going to win this game”.

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Dream it, Plan it, Do it

In my office, I have the words Dream it, Plan it, Do it hanging on my wall where I can see it. These words serve as a constant reminder that, in order to make anything happen, you have to dream it first. You need a clear vision of what you want to happen.  When you put your dream into words by saying it out loud or, better yet, by writing it down, you lay the foundation for the plan that will make your dream come true.

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