1-2-4 or 1-3-6

Are you looking for a new way to gather information for a team (or group)?  1-2-4 is a Liberating Structure that allows many people to quickly collaborate and identify the most important ideas or questions. Some of the benefits of using 1-2-4 in place of a large group (or even table discussions) are: Many people are talking at the same …

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 in 2019.  Each activity is designed to be simple, interesting, and purposeful. Mad Tea Party (with examples) – Get a large group moving and connecting about any topic Nemesis: Reframing Challenging Relationships –  Change mindsets about …

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 are collected in calendars on the wall.  This “year-at-a-glance” allows the team the opportunity to identify times of the year that will be particularly busy or slow for individuals and/or the team as a …

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 the talk and take their personal development seriously. As you read through this list, I encourage you to evaluate your development path.  Consider the actions you take to keep your passions and skills high.  …

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.  This deeper understanding and willingness to share our histories creates a bond and connection. “Step in the Circle” is designed to encourage people to share their lives with each other.  In about 10 minutes …

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 to know that you are helping others.  Second, blogging is a way to be seen as an authority in your field. By posting valuable information for others to use, you are positioning yourself as …

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, maddening, or even confusing.  If you are in a relationship with negative behaviors, there is likely a trust issue.  Signs that trust is low include: Self-protection.  When someone suddenly wants to put everything in …

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 least one person they find difficult to work with. I first learned this at a Liberating Structures workshop put on by Nadine Doyle, Robyn Muretisch, and Nancy White. Nemesis is based on a Liberating …