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

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° 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 […]
July 19, 2019

How to Plan an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

GUEST BLOGGER: Kathleen Kerr, Director of Organizational Development & Training with MEMIC (Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company) Looking for an interesting outside adventure to do with your […]
July 13, 2019

How to Prep the Leader

On one of my first official team building gigs, I almost blew it.  I designed an agenda to address the leaders needs but chose NOT to […]
July 5, 2019

How to Build A Better Team

In what areas is your team excelling or struggling?  This age-old question is constantly in the minds of leaders as well as team consultants who support […]
June 28, 2019

How To Design a Team Mascot

Sports teams have had mascots for a long time.  A mascot in baseball was used as early as 1880 and intended to be a lucky charm […]
June 21, 2019

Are You Ready To Be An Independent Consultant?

What I Wish I’d Known Are you thinking about hanging up your corporate hat and going out on your own?  I’m often asked for advice from […]
June 15, 2019

18 Icebreaker Questions to Get to Know Your Team

18 Icebreaker Questions to Get to Know Your Team Most teams want to feel connected with their colleagues.  One way to build relationships is to facilitate […]
June 9, 2019

Team Activity How To Plant Seeds To Reinforce A Message

Planting Seeds Team Activity – How To Plant Seeds To Reinforce A Message Planting Seeds Team Activity is an excellent metaphor for many team activities.  Seeds […]
June 2, 2019

I Scream for Ice Cream with My Team

Looking for a fun way to connect with your team this summer?  Ice cream can be a delicious way to reward your team and create a […]
May 25, 2019

How to Take Control of Your Time

One of the most common complaints I hear from busy professionals is “I don’t have enough time.”  I’m guilty of this too.  Sometimes I feel like […]
May 20, 2019

Easy Flip Chart Ideas that You Should Try

GUEST BLOGGER: Dann Bleeker Pedersen Try these easy-to-make flip chart to keep your team focused while brightening up your meeting room! Pick and choose from the […]
April 26, 2019

All About Me & All About Us

Building a strong and connected team takes effort.  This simple activity will provide the team with insights into the individual team members as well as possible […]
April 19, 2019

Using the GROW Coaching Model with Teams

Where Did the Grow Model Come From? The GROW Coaching Model is one of the most widely used coaching model.  This model was developed by Sir […]
April 12, 2019

How Assessment Helps Leaders in Building a Highly Productive Team

Download and listen to How Assessment Helps Leaders in Building a Highly Productive Team. You’ll learn more about how to develop a strong team. One way […]
April 5, 2019

6 Keys to Effective Listening

Have you ever been misinterpreted what someone told you?  Of course, you have!   We misunderstand each other to one degree or another in almost every conversation […]
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