Thanks to everyone who wrote in with suggestions for what makes a good team. I am sure my talks will go fine, now that my brain is percolating with your ideas. One thing no one mentioned was how important knowing each other on a team is. This is important in all successful relationships. To know someone well, both parties need to be vulnerable: the knower and the knowee (not a real word, I “know”). I am currently in a quandary trying to get to know someone in the team of my family. I am trying to figure my middle daughter out, whom I jokingly refer to as “Silent Bob,” What is she thinking?
Her face is so open but she plays everything else close to the vest. Rosie is the poem I still can’t understand, but I will read and re-read her until I do.
Poet, Carl Sandburg writes:
“Once a little girl showed to a friend a poem she had written: ‘Why didn’t you make it longer?’ asked the friend. ‘I could have,’ she answered, ‘but then it wouldn’t have been a poem.’ She meant she left something in the air for the reader of the poem to linger over, as any of us do over a rose or a sunset or a face.”