Today I am still on the Teamwork topic. A few days ago, it was the children playing in the sandbox in Central Park, Manhattan. Today it is about a group of guys working together on the roof of our house! They had to strip it to the bare bones to prepare to put the new roof on. Now, as it their life depended on it, and it does in some ways, these guys were there for one another. Not only did they appear to work well together, but they definitely lived the meaning of teamwork - Together Everyone Achieves More. Some tore off, some did the plywood and some others did the shingles. They each has strengths and used them effectively. It's been less than a week and it will soon be finished. No easy challenge since we have a three story house with lots of steep roof pieces and peaks. Even for those of us who don't engage in physical labor like these guys, we can learn a few lessons - know your strengths, respect your fellow workers and get in there together to get the job done! It's about discovering strengths which leads to cooperation and collaboration. Maybe someday child care, Head Start and related fields will really step up and do the same!! It would be a blessing and we would all benefit!!
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