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Haiku on Fear, Perspective and Teamwork

Occasionally, I play with Haiku and use it with images to impact thinking. Here is one on Fear, Perspective and Teamwork – with the last two being solutions.

“Fear is the Mindkiller” was the mantra in The Dune Trilogies of Frank Herbert. And fear plays a role in limiting results and freezing people from performing. Fear also generates discontent, so look to gain perspective and see that teamwork helps motivation.

Dealing with Fear requires perspective and it surely benefits from teamwork and collaboration.

Here is a simple contemplative haiku poem:

Haiku on fear, teamwork and perspective


If you are thinking of a Manager as Motivator belief system, you would find our simple to use, Square Wheels®-based Spring Forward Monday Toolkit to be a useful and engaging tool for your remote meetings with your people, to set up discussions about possibilities for improvement.


Poems for the FUN of It!

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools.
Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant who is trying to retire!! He now lives in Cuenca, Ecuador.

You can reach Scott at

Learn more about Scott at his LinkedIn site.

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Here is a 2-minute overview of our new online, virtual team building game:

logo for Lost Dutchman Virtual online edition



Dr. Scott Simmerman

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of the amazing Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine team building game and the Square Wheels facilitation and engagement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced global presenter. -- You can reach Scott at and a detailed profile is here: -- Scott is the original designer of The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine teambuilding game and the Square Wheels® images for organizational development.

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