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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Nashborough…

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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…

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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…

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THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM DECISION-MAKING PROCESS*

I came across this article today by Chip and Dan Heath (the Heath Brothers). I think you’ll enjoy it Dave   THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM DECISION-MAKING PROCESS* *Hat tip to Patrick Lencioni—we’re ripping off the title of his classic book Five Dysfunctions of a Team for this piece.…

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