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10 WAYS TO BE A GREAT TEAMMATE
In the book, The Hard Hat for Kids , which I wrote with Dr. Lauren Gallagher, we share 10 ways to be a great teammate. While these are great for kids to learn at a young age they are also great for adults to relearn at any age. : )

W ORK HARD  – do the best you can. Don’t focus on the outcome or results. Each day be your best for yourself and your team. 

E FFORT  – it takes time and energy to be a great teammate. Your team doesn’t care if you are a super star. They care if you are a super teammate. When you put forth the effort to help others the team will improve. 

B ELIEVE  – believe in yourself. Believe in your team. Believe in what you can do together. When you believe in your team members their confidence and performance will rise. 

E NCOURAGE  - we don’t give up because it’s hard. We often give up because we get discouraged. Your team members need encouragement. Encourage them. Speak life into them. We all need encouragement and when you encourage your team members you share the positivity they need to keep moving forward. 

F RIEND  – is defined as a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another person: a person who helps or supports someone else. Being a friend to your team members means you support and help them. You let them know that you are there for them.

O PTIMISM  – no matter what challenges you are facing believe the best is yet to come. Don’t focus on your set backs and challenges. Learn from them and know that your vision and optimism are greater than your circumstances. See a positive future and work with your team to create it. 

R ESPECT  - not everyone on your team is like you. It’s important to respect your team members for who they are and the contribution they make. 

E NERGY  – you can give it or take it. Be a giver and fuel yourself and your team with positive energy. 

M OTIVATE  – one of the most rewarding parts about being on a team is the opportunity to raise other people up and to experience being raised up yourself. When you motivate your team members and they motivate you anything seems possible. Teams full of energy who motivate each other become a powerful force. 

E NTHUSIASM  – it's contagious just like optimism and belief. When you are enthusiastic you lift up yourself and your team. Share your enthusiasm today.
Hard Hat Kids
You'll notice that if you take the first letter of each word it spells " We Before Me ." Me is important but when me contributes to we, everyone gets better. When WE comes before ME you become the great teammate and team you are meant to be. 

- Jon

The Hard Hat for Kids
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3 WAYS GREAT TEAMS OVERCOME NEGATIVITY
Join us for a Free, LIVE Webinar on Wednesday, November 13 at 12pm ET


Negativity in the workplace costs organizations billions of dollars each year and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams.
One of the most important decisions a team can make is to decide that they will not allow negativity to sabotage their team.
Great teams and great leaders don’t run from negativity. They confront it, transform it, or remove it.

During this free live webinar , we’ll walk you and your team through three proven strategies and action steps to overcome negativity to become a more united, positive and powerful team.
 
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ONE WORD FOR KIDS
Available November 5
Pre-order One Word for Kids now!

This engaging, fully illustrated fable follows Stevie, a young boy falling asleep in class on the first day of school. His teacher gives the class an assignment: to find the one word that will help them have their best year ever. To discover their one word, they must look inside themselves, look up, and look out. At home, Stevie is upset be­cause he can’t find his word. After his dad offers some helpful advice, Stevie excitedly begins the quest for his word. His search helps him discover a lot about himself, what he loves, and what is important to him.

An easy read with a powerful message, One Word for Kids appeals to readers of all ages and is an ideal entry point into discussing a valuable lesson in a fun and engaging way.

A great tool for schools as well!
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