Cooking Up Chaos

Friday, June 12, 2009 by Dave Blum A few nights ago, I’m in my kitchen, standing over the hot stove, pots bubbling and boiling, and it’s clear to me that this meal is going very, very wrong. What was I thinking, taking on so much new stuff all at the same…

Teambuilding and Firefly

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 by Dave Blum Have you ever found yourself on the losing side of a battle?  The fighting is done; everything you believed in is gone…and the universe now seems like a dark and lonely place, without purpose, without meaning? This is the situation in which Captain…

Treasure Hunts and Leadership

Monday, June 8, 2009 by Dave Blum On Friday in this blog, I was discussing last Wednesday’s Dr. Clue treasure hunt in South Beach, Miami for Wiginton Corporation.  The particular topic on my mind was: “Should Managers Take Part in Your Teambuilding Program?”  I continue to find this a very relevant question.  When…

Does Virtual Teambuilding Work?

Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Dave Blum I’ve been thinking a lot of late about virtual teamwork.  When I talk about virtual teamwork, I’m referring to both meetings that are held using conference (and videoconference) calls, and also virtual events convened via conference calls or else via something more visual, like…

Teambuilding and The Monk

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Dave Blum Long before I became a team building consultant and corporate scavenger hunt expert, I was something of an international vagabond.  Back in 1986, at age 23, my main focus in life was to see the world and accumulate “experiences”. So there I was in…

Linked In Feedback

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Dave Blum I ‘m intrigued by this Web 2.0 thing, even if I don’t exactly know how to make money from it.  Is anyone out there really using Social Networking to make a profit (apart from the so-called Twitter/LinkedIn/Facebook “consultants”)? Especially from a team building facilitator’s perspective,…