Sonoma Valley Wineries

A beautiful area to hold a team building event in the Sonoma Valley Wine Country Event Description: WE arrange the vehicles–YOU tour the valley for history, art, architecture (and perhaps a glass or two of the grapes)–all the while solving our tricky clues and enjoying a stimulating corporate team building…

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Sonoma Downtown

A wine-derful place to hold a team building event in the Sonoma Wine Valley Event Description: A lively yet laid-back town, with shops, restaurants, public art and historic signage, Sonoma offers ample locales for tasting the local grapes while doing your corporate teambuilding program. Location History: Home to indigenous people…

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Keeping Virtual Teams on Track

There’s a nice article in Inc. magazine (March 2012) called:  “Out of Sight, Top of Mind:  How to keep a business on track when top performers are scattered across the map”   The author (Jason Fried) provides some great tips for creating and maintaining virtual teams.  To summarize: 1) Working virtually…

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When Teams Fall Apart

I’ve been reading a lovely little book of late, called “When Things Fall Apart”, by Pema Chodron.  If you’re unfamiliar with Chodron (nee Deirdre Blomfield-Brown), she’s a world-renowned teacher and writer living up in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Although her books tend to revolve around Tibetan Buddhism, I find that her…

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Samuel Johnson

I ran across this quote recently, from the English author and critic Samuel Johnson:   “People need to be reminded more often than they     need to be instructed”. How true!  By the time people reach adulthood, they’ve probably heard pretty much everything they need to know in order to succeed…

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