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Team Support - Individual Accountability (2014 - Blog #35)

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

I work on a team of 8 .. and great team too! I hired 5 of the 7 staff and the 2 I did not hire I would have hired without hesitation. All very different people with a common mission of support kids and making sure they graduate. The work is hard and draining sometimes, but this team makes coming to work a joy. Not everyone always gets along -- small team family things but under it all we enjoy working together.

Today we got an email from our employer about something called Healthy University. In teams of 5 we will work on healthy choices, healthy living etc. One of the team members invited us to make at least one team of 5. A few of us jumped at the chance. By the end of the day, the competitive juices had permeated the entire team of 8. We found two more people to complete two full teams for the next 12 weeks of focus.

We bantered during lunch about team names and which team was going to leave the other in the dust. We laughed about being the "best" and egged each other on to just join! I left the conversation with a huge smile. The energy in the room was of MAJOR team support. I could feel the SPARK happening from within the team. And the excitement lingered when I thought about how the team support would ignite and fan my own individual accountability. Although most of my health journey is by choice an individual activity, I am looking forward to being part of this particular challenge because I really like the people who are part of it.

Here's to all those who make up teams and congrats to all who zero in on your own accountability.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"Celebrate what you want to see more of."
Tom Peters

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

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BOOKAPHILE 2/5/2014 9:02PM

    Very nice work environment with people you enjoy being around. I can't wait to hear how this team helps you in preparing to reach your goals.

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EDDYMEESE 2/5/2014 8:14PM

    That's so awesome!

Team work makes the dream work!

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NANCY- 2/5/2014 1:03PM

    How wonderful that enthusiasm permeates your groups. The Healthy University sounds like a great plan to spark everyone into a healthier lifestyle.
Looking forward to hearing more about it.

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BUGGYS 2/5/2014 12:45PM

    Sounds like a great plan! My husband's employer did the same thing a few years ago and it was based on a wellness program which started off small and escalated into a huge incentive program. My DH was so mindful of what he ate and his exercise plan and was excited to become involved and everyone seemed to rub off on one another. He lost 25lbs. and felt great! Now that he is retired, he is looking to get that "spark" once again! emoticon

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DEBRITA01 2/5/2014 8:40AM

    Healthy University sounds like a win-win for all involved! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 2/5/2014 8:40AM

    How cool! Here's to your entire groups' health and may you both 'win'!
Is this the site? http://www.healthyuniversities.ac.u
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BLUENOSE63 2/5/2014 7:07AM

  I would definitely be on your team! Sounds like a great initiative! Perhaps a few new triathletes are lurking in your team!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/5/2014 6:51AM

    Good for your employer! I know mine has undergone a push to encourage healthier habits... and it makes a difference to have support for healthy choices in the work place.

Spark on!

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DOGLADY13 2/5/2014 5:54AM

    We are having a health fair at work on Friday. I hope it will spark some enthusiasm with the employees.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 2/5/2014 5:35AM

    emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 2/5/2014 5:22AM

    Nice!! It is fantastic that you love your job and work in a great atmosphere!

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NEW-CAZ 2/5/2014 3:33AM

    sounds wonderful Diane, great motivation!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/5/2014 1:49AM

    What fun!

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NEWROSE27 2/5/2014 1:39AM

    It sounds like a wonderful way to add a new dimension to your healthy lifestyle!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/5/2014 12:22AM

    That is wonderful team mates to encourage each other !

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