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

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 […]
June 2, 2018

What If A Leader Shows Vulnerability?

A team’s willingness to be vulnerable usually begins with the leader.  The behaviors of the leader encourage or discourage vulnerability.  When trust is high, team members […]
May 19, 2018

Forced Choice: Activity to Take the Pulse of A Group

Guest Blogger: Mark S. Smith Professional Facilitator, Executive Coach, Change Agent, and Organizational Development Consultant The forced choice activity can be facilitated during training and working […]
May 5, 2018

Advice for the Achievers of the World (from one to another)

The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re […]
April 29, 2018

6 Simple Ways Leaders Can Build Trust

In a recent Better Teams survey 38% of respondents cited trust as their biggest team related challenge. Building and maintaining trust is one of the most […]
April 15, 2018

People Mapping Team Activity: Energizing Icebreaker

People Mapping is a fun, energizing icebreaker that can be used to emphasize the value of having different perspectives on a team. In this 5-minute activity, […]
April 9, 2018

5 Things Your Team Need to Feel Rewarded & Not Threatened

Do you know the five things that will increase your team’s motivation and commitment to the work? David Rock’s SCARF Model describes the five domains that […]
April 1, 2018

Easy Team Building Activity: Candy Match Up

Here is a fun (and tasty) team activity you can easily execute in about 5 minutes during your team meeting.  In short, candy is placed on […]
March 27, 2018

[On-demand Webinar] Dramatically Improve Your Team Dynamics Using DISC

Team dynamics are essential to success. To get instant access to this FREE on-demand webinar, just click this link: On-Demand Webinar:Dramatically Improve Your Team Dynamics. The […]
March 9, 2018

A Question to Prime Your Team to Talk about Change

If you are about to facilitate a meeting about a change in the workplace, you have a potential conundrum on your hands. The very thought of […]
March 3, 2018

8 Workplace Rituals that Boost Employee Engagement

Beyond the workplace it is easy to think of examples where rituals unite, motivate and ready a “team” to excel together.  Imagine a sports team repeating […]
February 1, 2018

A Light “Heart”ed Icebreaker for Valentines Day

Want to have a little fun with your team on Valentine’s Day? Here is a simple and fun QuickConnect (icebreaker) you can do with your team […]

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