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Uncommon Teamwork


During these uncommon times I believe that having great teamwork is more important than ever before! Our actions not only affect us, but they could affect so many others.

One of my goals has been to write a poem that expresses what uncommon teamwork is. After working for several weeks, I decided to reach out to a fantastic teammate that has a gift for writing poems, Darrell Scott. I am sure you have heard of Rachel’s Challenge. Rachel was the first victim in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. Darrell is Rachel’s father. Rachel’s story has reached and changed millions of people’s lives in such a positive way. I have had the privilege to participate and be a small part of this journey.

Darrell’s poem is the perfect example of being an “Uncommon Leader for Success!” In order to be uncommon, you have to pay a P.R.I.C.E. This acronym stands for five-character traits that lead us to uncommon success. Thank you, Darrell, for these words of wisdom that helps to express our purpose of Uncommon Leadership.

UNCOMMON TEAMWORK

Darrell Scott 4-19-20

For teamwork to become its best

The team must pay the PRICE

‘Cause mediocre attitudes

Will simply not suffice

There must be Perseverance

And a willingness to strive

With focus and with patience

Keeping all your dreams alive

And then there is Relationship

The way we all relate

There is no room for jealousy

Or envy, strife and hate

The goal must be Intentional

With purposeful direction

Enforced by guidelines on the way

To maximum perfection

A Culture then will soon emerge

With harmony in place

And atmosphere of unity

Each player will embrace

And then there must be Empathy

As strange as that may seem

We all must work together

For there is no “I” in team

And if these basic principles

Your team decides to choose

You’ll have Uncommon Teamwork

If you win or if you lose!

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