I coined an original that was worth documented I felt. I often find that I use quotes from other that I admire when talking with teams or co-workers and the other day this rolled off my tongue. I can honestly say it’s the only time in my life that something I said was worth documented as it’s so simplistic and powerful.

For some background, I was talking to co-workers in a meeting about Tuckman’s stages of group development and jokingly suggested a shortcut to understanding team building dynamics was “Respect builds trust and trust builds teams.” There, I said it, and now let it forever be documented that I had an original that somebody might find good enough to quote me on…(crossing my fingers).