Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

# 3 The Lack of Commitment
When a team engages in productive conflict and allowing all team members to weigh in, there is a level of commitment that allows the team to confidently commit and buy in to a decision knowing that they have benefited by everyone’s ideas. In the context of a team, commitment is a function of two things: clarity and buy-in.
The two greatest causes of lack of commitment are: the desire for consensus and the need for certainty.

Consensus – Great teams understand not everyone on a team will completely agree on everything. At some point a decision will need to be made, when the final outcome reflects participation and consideration of all team members there is more probability of team buy-in. The leader of the team has final say, respect for all who are involved creates value for each other within the team no matter the final outcome.
“To me consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes…..What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner, I stand for consensus?” Margaret Thatcher
Certainty – Sometimes we don’t know if a decision is going to work or not. Great teams understand it may take a series of approaches to resolve a challenging issue. When there is trust that all realistic solutions will be evaluated and considered all team members can feel part of the solution. If we wait until we know the right outcome is certain we can miss an huge opportunity.
“Even the right decision is the wrong decision if it is made too late.” Lee Iacocca

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Why You Need Aerobics?
“There are four underlying reasons:
(1) It builds and rebuilds our aerobic base, the elaborate machinery that lets us move.
(2) It fundamentally changes our blood chemistry in a way that radically improves our health.
(3) It improves our mood and fights depression.
(4) It makes us smarter.

Read more…Cardio Strategy

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 8 Day 3 Super WOD: Pushing

Nutrition Tip: 2 Basic Facts about Cancer, Diet and Nutrition
There are basically two important things you need to know about the links between diet and health, two facts that are not in dispute. All the contending parties in the nutrition wars agree on them. And, even more important for our purposes, these facts are sturdy enough that we can build a sensible diet upon them.
FACT 1. Populations that eat a so-called Western diet—generally defined as a diet consisting of lots of processed foods and meat, lots of added fat and sugar, lots of refined grains, lots of everything except vegetables, fruits, and whole grains—invariably suffer from high rates of the so-called Western diseases: obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
FACT 2. Populations eating a remarkably wide range of traditional diets generally don’t suffer
from these chronic diseases.
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carol Welch

Read more…Thinner This Year Eating Plan