Is a team day at the beach a boondoggle? Trust me, it’s not.

Last Thursday we turned off our phones and dashboards to sit on the porch and talk. We shared stories of our families and our histories, from the novel – discovering an ancestor was an assassinated president (Garfield for the curious), to life-changing tales of rescuing drowning children and close calls in the ICU. We laughed at embarrassing accounts of college acapella performances, past jobs, and bad tattoos.  The most meaningful and productive conversations, however, were about what we wanted mediate.ly to be. Our goal for the day was ambitious.