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Letter sent on Apr 29, 2017

Body language, words, and rubber chickens

“Gotta do more, gotta be more.” — Charles Dalton, aka Nwanda, Dead Poet’s Society

Dear Reader:

So much to read, so little time. We know.

But among those articles of things you want to learn, and shared posts of things you need to know about, we offer these highlights from Smells Like Team Spirit.

Perhaps one will catch you at just the right moment.

The Editors

Did you know the word enthusiasm comes from the Greek, meaning to be filled with spirit? Writer Jamey Austin loved that so much he used it to name a child. (Theo, see profile pic.)

When it comes to team culture, enthusiasm and body language make a difference. Read the article, “UConn finally lost, but here’s why they’re still winners” and watch coach Geno Auriemma’s video!

In her piece, “I told my coworkers what I really thought, here’s what happened” fellow editor Natalie Mendes shares how she was finally able to openly share her thoughts and opinions with her team, without fear of what people might think.

You may be familiar with the idea of a talking stick. But what about a rubber chicken, and what would you use it for? In Jürgen Spangl’s piece, “A designer and a rubber chicken walk into a meeting…” you’ll learn all about Helmut the Facilitation Chicken, and how one of his cousins might help your team.

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