Bond with Your Team While Building Bikes for Charity

If you are pondering how to mix adventure, team building, and serving others into one event, then I have a cool idea for you!  Let me tell you about a Build A Bike Charity event put on by The Go Games.  You can incorporate this into a week long team session or do this as a stand alone event. What …

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

Most people have at least one book that they love to read.  A book that has had some emotional impact on them and in some way has changed how they think or feel about something.  One way to connect and learn about bonding with your team is by discovering what book(s) they recommend. This team-building activity, “For the Love of …

Quotarian

Imagine you are in an all-day team building meeting and serious conversations are taking place.  The feeling in the room is intense as the team talks about challenging issues.  Then, suddenly, someone makes a comment that causes everyone to burst into laughter.  The tension is temporarily released, the team is smiling, and positive energy fills the room. Why not document …

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 …