Thanks for visiting the DTS Learning & Leading site. This is a place to learn, grow, lead, reflect, and enjoy!

Click to learn more about some of the ways we approach the important work of building our team culture and improving ourselves:

  • Team Huddle – Our department gets together twice per month (except during the summer) for approximately 60-90 minutes of team building and culture enhancing activities
  • Quote & Question – We discuss an empowering quote and question every week
  • Book Studies – An optional but growing part of our culture, we conduct book studies 3 or 4 times per year around topics that support our values and personal development
  • Our mantra – Rather than a “mission” statement, we crafted a two-word mantra we identify with and rally around
  • Our values After several discussions, we all agreed on three core values, which provide the foundation of all of our efforts
  • Kudos Korner – Our teammates receive a great deal of praise & wanted to share with the world
  • Special Guests – Special guests periodically spend time with us to improve our ability to enhance education and lead better lives
  • Where is Springy? – We acknowledge the special people and work performed in DTS by passing our “Spring In Your Step” award

Q&Q: March 18, 2019

An old story tells of a poor peasant who finds a bottle in the woods. The proverbial genie appears offering the grant of any wish whatsoever…to which the peasant replied: “Kill my neighbor’s cow.” Like the peasant, are we often blind to our own mental cages? Productivity can be enhanced or thwarted by canned ways… Continue Reading Q&Q: March 18, 2019

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Q&Q: March 11, 2019

  What are we busy about? Is it a productive busy or a busy just to fill the day? Do we take time to reflect or to slow down?

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Team Huddle: March 1, 2019

Above and Beyond Questions Activity, getting to know our coworkers.  The questions can be seen here.  The activity video below you can hear the excitement on asking these fun questions to each other. Below is the wrap up and the sharing video, we all had a great time. Description – Lorraine Activity – DTS After… Continue Reading Team Huddle: March 1, 2019

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Q&Q: March 4, 2019

While it is tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.            ~ Frazier Take a chance or play it safe? Do you think that people in IT tend to… Continue Reading Q&Q: March 4, 2019

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