Glue…

BTL leaders understand trust is the glue of real community and purposely put their team in tiring, trust building practices. This is not some kinda ropes course, team building bullshit we've become so enamored with either. I'm talking about practice where teammates bathe in hard truth, difficult conversations, and come together because a leader isn't … Continue reading Glue…

Captains & Coaches and you…

Recently we held a Captains and Coaches practice and walked through the way to communicate with elite athletes. Tougher questions produce tougher competitors. The practice started with one of the leaders recalling some words coming out of a teammates mouth that didn’t sit well with him. I let him explain himself for a few minutes … Continue reading Captains & Coaches and you…

Chosen suffering and beauty beyond belief…

In 196 days a group of six will depart Columbus for the French Alps. Grappy will be the youngster celebrating his 50th. I’ll be celebrating a decade more. Littlest Fricker will be the senior statesman at 62. It will be glorious, chosen suffering and beauty beyond belief. Today, like yesterday, we are a team in … Continue reading Chosen suffering and beauty beyond belief…