What is team bonding?

Q:  What is “Team Bonding”? A lot people ask me this question.   Team bonding certainly seems to be more than sitting together at a ballgame, enjoying adult drinks (not that there’s anything wrong with that, as they might say on Seinfeld). To me, team bonding means a fun, low-stakes, structured…

The “Why” of Dr. Clue

Someone asked me the other day, “What is Dr. Clue all about?”    I thought about this for some time. Dr. Clue isn’t really about treasure hunts. It isn’t about adrenaline, or morale boosting. It’s about freedom: Freedom from divisiveness in the workplace. Freedom from disconnection with your co-workers. Freedom from…

The Memory Palace

Hi all, I gave a speech yesterday at a Toastmasters meeting on the topic of how to memorize a speech. This is a very personal topic for me, as I’ve always had a very slippery memory–and in many ways it’s held me back. As I discuss in my presentation, there…

How to Make the Most of Activities for Team Building

Whether you’re talking about activities for team building or any sort of in-office collaborative work, few things can be more damaging to group interactions than a toxic personality.  You know the sort of people: Constantly self-aggrandizing. Always finger-pointing to dodge blame. Endlessly negative towards the contributions of others. Full of…