5 Ways Your Brain is Hijacking Your Ability to Lead

5 Ways Your Brain is Hijacking Your Ability to Lead   While leading a recent teambuilding program, I found myself feeling a little muddled, foggy, and confused. My first question to myself was, “What did I have for lunch? Did I eat some gluten by mistake?” (I’m sensitive to wheat).…

Great TED Talk: “The Joyful Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts”

Great TED Talk: “The Joyful Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts”   As a teambuilding scavenger hunt creator, my job is to keep teams of 4-6 people stimulated, challenged and engaged for approximately half a day. Imagine, however, if you were on a team of 60, and your hunt lasted not…

7 Ways to Minimize Competition in Teambuilding (While Maxing the FUN)

7 Ways to Minimize Competition in Teambuilding (While Maxing the FUN)     How many times have you heard a teambuilding participant say, “Yay, I can’t wait to compete.   You other teams, watch out; you are all going DOWN!”     Sounds fun, right?  Not necessarily.    Focusing on an “us-vs.-them”…

Team Bonding, Team Building, Team Development — What’s the Difference?

Team Bonding, Team Building, Team Development — What’s the Difference?       Do you know that Team bonding, Team building, and Team development are not the same thing?    Michelle Cummings does.  She’s the Founder and President of Training Wheels, a “Creative Resource for Building Teams”.   In this great article…

7 Ways to Mess Up a Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt

7 Ways to Mess Up a Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt       So you want to put on a scavenger hunt, huh? Well of course you do! Why wouldn’t you?!! Done right, a scavenger hunt is a superior way to build community, camaraderie and rapport in a fun, non-formal environment.…

10 Ways to Mess up a Teambuilding Program

10 Ways to Mess up a Teambuilding Program   1) Make the teams randomly.   How many times has a client told you, “Oh, just have people number off—the team makeup doesn’t matter”, only to have the same old clique be randomly placed onto the same team?   This is very common!  …