Team Building Ideas

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We upload a new team building activity or resource for you each week.

January 3, 2020

Icebreaker: Personalized Card Deck

This personalized card deck will surprise and delight your team.  Simply gather pictures of your team, the funnier the better.  After that, determine what questions you […]
December 27, 2019

Top 10 Team Activities from 2019

Almost every week, we share team related activities and blogs to help you build happy and high-performing teams. Here are our most popular team activities shared […]
December 13, 2019

Annual Team Calendaring Activity

If you are facilitating a team annual meeting, it might be useful to do a team calendaring activity.  In this exercise, key events, dates, and targets […]
December 6, 2019

4 Actions Top Coaches Do To Stay Relevant & Energized

In order to become a top coach, you’ll need to focus your effort.  The top coaches I know are constantly learning and growing.  They all walk […]
November 26, 2019

Activity: Step in the Circle

One way to build trust is to learn about people.  When we learn about people’s backgrounds, interests, and perspectives, we begin to understand who they are.  […]
November 16, 2019

Why You Should Start Blogging Now

There are many reasons that you will benefit from when blogging.  You’ll get a sense of satisfaction in sharing your knowledge, wisdom, or experience.  It’s rewarding […]
November 8, 2019

4 Ways to Repair Damaged Trust

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where trust is low, and this creates all kinds of hurdles.  When trust is low it can be painful, frustrating, […]
November 1, 2019

Nemesis: Reframing Challenging Relationships

Nemesis is an activity that addresses the limiting beliefs we have about people who we find challenging to work with.  Let’s face it, everyone has at […]
October 25, 2019

5×5 Challenge: Give Praise that Makes a Lasting Impression

“Good job!”  “Nice work!” “I appreciate you!” Blah, blah, blah – that really means nothing.  These compliments are so broad and generic that the receiver may […]
October 20, 2019

Mad Tea Party (with examples)

Mad Tea Party is a Liberating Structure I’ve recently learned and have already come to love. In the past two weeks, I’ve incorporated this activity into […]
October 5, 2019

Coaching Questions for Each Phase of the Change Cycle

It’s human nature to resist change because we are wired to protect ourselves for survival and our bodies experience change as a threat.  Leaders and teams […]
September 28, 2019

Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…?

Sometimes the best ideas are generated in casual conversations.  Let’s say you are pulling your team together and you want to talk about the culture and […]
September 21, 2019

Quiz: Am I as Reliable as I Think I Am?

Often people who are very committed to serving others and have the best of intentions are surprisingly unreliable.  Take that in for a minute… yes, I […]
September 13, 2019

Activity: Laughable Moments

The evidence is in! We need more laughter in the workplace.  Science shows us that laughter has many benefits.  Here are a few benefits of laughter […]
September 6, 2019

Prioritize Ideas with a PICK Chart

After an ideation session where your team has come up with numerous ideas, you need a process to help them choose the best idea(s).  The PICK […]
August 30, 2019

3 Lessons Leaders Can Learn from Coach Dabo Swinney

There is something powerful about learning via sports metaphors because our brains are wired to make connections. Metaphors engage and help us understand concepts quickly. The […]
August 23, 2019
360 Assessment for Leaders

360° Feedback for Leaders: Why, What & How

Imagine this scenario: You are working with a senior leader who has been very “successful” in their role, meeting their goals, and objectives.  This leader is […]
August 17, 2019

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Discretionary Effort from Your Team

GUEST BLOGGER: Karla Brandau, Founder of Discretionary Effort Leadership, CEO of Workplace Power Institute On Monday morning, Dana, a team lead, was very excited about the […]

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