Pushing the Envelope

It’s 1987 and I’m living in Shimonoseki, Japan – a non-descript town of 100,000 known primarily for its production of the poisonous delicacy, fugu (blowfish). Although here, ostensibly, to teach English to junior high school students, only I know the real truth.  Inside, I’m Indiana Jones.  I am an adventurer!…

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Three Stumbling Blocks on the Path to High-Performance Teams

It’s half an hour into one of my recent team-building programs — a treasure hunt offsite at the Bronx Zoo in New York  – and Janine  is clearly struggling.   For 30 minutes straight she’s been sitting on a bench, 20 feet away from her “Team Indiana Jones” teammates, poring over…

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Pete Carroll and Grit

In a recent Sports Illustrated article titled “Pete Carroll, NFL’s Eternal Optimist, is Ready to Turn Heartbreak into Triumph”, the beleaguered coach of the Seattle Seahawks discusses how he dealt with his team’s crippling, final-seconds loss to the New England Patriots in last season’s Superbowl.  Says Carroll, “[I] grieved for…

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Washington DC–National Mall teambuilding scavenger hunt

A historic site to hold a teambuilding scavenger hunt in Downtown Washington, DC Event Description: A majestic site for a corporate team building event in the center of America’s capital, the National Mall is THE place to go for commemorating presidential legacies, for honoring our nation’s veterans, and for celebrating…

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Motorcycle Crash

By Gordon Grant (guest writer) “Last month I spent a week motorcycling back-country roads in Oregon, California and Washington. Unfortunately one of my friends had an accident that broke a few parts on both the bike and the rider. The trip was over for them. The morning after the accident,…

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The Tiger Within

The Tiger Within A pregnant tiger stumbles through the woods, desperately seeking its next meal.  With her unborn cub weighing her down, the tiger mama is nearing the end of her rope.  If she doesn’t find something to eat soon, she’ll most certainly die.   Crawling out to edge of a…

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Chapel Hill, NC — UNC campus teambuilding scavenger hunt

A fun, place to hold a teambuilding scavenger hunt in Chapel Hill   Event Description: A fun, historic place to participate in a corporate teambuilding event, the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is all you could want in a Southern college:   broad trees, stately,…

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