Teamwork and the Golden State Warriors

Love this article about teamwork and the Golden State Warriors. My own thoughts: It’s so easy for people to lose their engagement when a member of a team. It’s up to the leader/coach to get everyone involved, and to build the sense of “ownership”. A leader’s job is *not* to…

Buena Vista Winery — Sonoma

A wine-derful place to hold a team building event in the Sonoma Wine Country Event Description: Founded in 1857 by Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery; it’s also one of the interesting places in the entire wine country. Where else can you blend wines yourself, take a…

Lake Arrowhead Village

A beautiful place to hold a corporate team building event at Lake Arrowhead Event Description: Nestled in the scenic San Bernadino mountains, Lake Arrowhead Village features the charm of a Swiss chalet village, while offering all the modern amenities you could want:  specialty shops, restaurants, convenience stores, etc.  It even…

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…

Nashville — Downtown

A perfect site for a team building exercise in Nashville   Event Description: An exciting neighborhood for your next corporate team-building event, Nashville is a modern city with a traditional feeling, home to great food, museums and, of course, country music in all its forms. Location History:  Founded as Fort…

Choosing the Right Company for Your Corporate Team-Building Events

There are plenty of companies offering corporate team-building events these days, too many to count.  All of them make huge promises, but it can be difficult to tell which ones can really deliver.  And this is a big deal since they don’t just cost money, but you’re potentially putting your lives in…

The Best of Intentions

Have you ever heard co-workers engaged in a conflict exclaim, “I didn’t mean it that way”? “Intentions” play a crucial part in dust ups like this. Nine times out ten, you didn’t mean to hurt someone — in fact, you were trying to help them!  So why does it always…

Is Hillary Clinton Trustworthy?: The 5 Criteria for Judging Trust

Not long ago, after watching Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, I gave him a “trust report card”, based on the following criteria: Sincerity Reliability Competence Caring Transparency You can read my whole article here. To review: Sincerity is about honesty; it’s about telling the truth as…