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

November 17, 2018

Easy Ways To Quickly Show Gratitude At Work

Expressing Gratitude at Work We all share a need to be appreciated and significant.  One simple way to ensure your team feels like they matter is […]
November 9, 2018

Photo Metaphors: Connect the Team to the Agenda Topic

Introduction Using photos to stimulate ideas or conversation is one of my favorite facilitator activities.  It’s super easy to do and I find most people really […]
November 4, 2018

Our Need to Be Significant in the Workplace

One of our fundamental human needs is to know that we are significant – that we matter.  Serving on a team is one way to fulfill […]
October 27, 2018

Ultimate Coaching Questions to Respectfully Challenge Innovative Ideas

Leadership Coaching Leaders are accountable to achieve results and also to coach and develop their team.  Asking questions (also known as “coaching”) is a way to […]
October 13, 2018

Simple Team Building Activity: T-shirt Show & Tell in the Workplace

GUEST BLOGGER: Jinnie Lee Schmid, Performance Improvement Specialist One thing I learned early in my consulting career is that “right tech” is more important than “high tech.” […]
September 28, 2018

Team Reflections Activity: Highs, Lows & Lessons Learned in the Workplace

Taking time to reflect on shared experiences is a bonding experience for a team.  At a time of transition, this process can allow for meaningful closure.  […]
September 21, 2018

2 Ways to Prep for High Impact Team Building

Are you planning a team building event?  Perhaps you are working with a team that is struggling and needs some intervention.  Or maybe a team that […]
September 15, 2018

Activity: Establishing a “Best Team” Culture

GUEST BLOGGER:  Mark S. Smith, Executive Coach & Author [This is a modified excerpt from Distinctions: 52 Lessons in Leadership by Mark S. Smith] Great teams […]
August 31, 2018

Important Questions to Assimilate a New Team Member or New Leader

When a new leader or team member joins a team, it is important to proactively assimilate that person into the team.  The quicker this happens, the […]
August 26, 2018

Enjoyable Team Activity: Fun Pictures From the Past

There is so much we don’t know about our colleagues.  We often know very little about their personal lives and interests, let alone about their childhood […]
August 19, 2018

Want a Thriving Team? Focus on Communication

If you ask a team what their biggest challenges are, most will talk about communication issues.  And, if you peel back another layer, they often talk […]
August 10, 2018

Easy Brainstorming Activity: Think-Pair-Square-Share

GUEST BLOGGER:  Stace Williams, Executive Coach & Facilitator Think-Pair-Square-Share (TPSS) is remarkably simple and is best for groups of 9 or more. Use TPSS when you […]
August 4, 2018

How to De-Clutter Your Team Workspace (Part 2)

Part 2: Simplify Your Workload In Part 1, I shared a technique you can use to periodically de-clutter your work areas.  It feels so good to […]
July 28, 2018

How to De-Clutter Your Team Workspace (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1: Simplify Your Work-Space Every now and then I realize that my office looks like a disaster zone.  It happens gradually, until one day I […]
July 21, 2018

QUIZ:  How Engaged Is Your Team?

Have you heard the buzz about employee engagement?  It seems to be everywhere.  It’s such a hot topic because study after study shows that engaged employees […]
July 14, 2018

Successful Team Activity: Rock It!

GUEST BLOGGER: Jinnie Lee Schmid, Performance Improvement Specialist Here’s a team activity that is pretty targeted in it’s purpose – to help team members recognize and reward […]
June 22, 2018

Share, Swap & Select Brainstorm Activity for Teamwork Skills

This energizing teamwork skills activity is useful in a meeting or training where you want participants to have an opportunity to brainstorm or list ideas about […]
June 15, 2018

How to Have a Worry-Free Vacation: 3 Steps to Effectively Delegate

GUEST BLOGGER:  Gerri Vereen, Executive & Team Coach Are you afraid your team will implode if you go on Vacation? Have you ever planned a vacation […]

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