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

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 […]
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 […]
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