Napa Valley Wineries Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt

A great place to hold a team building scavenger hunt in the Napa Valley Wine Country   Event Description: During your Napa wineries corporate teambuilding treasure hunt, you’ll visit 10-12 of the very best, from the most-well-known mega-operations to tiny, family-operated establishments far off the beaten track. WE arrange the…

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Coyote Point Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt

A cool place to hold a team building scavenger hunt on the Peninsula. Event Description: Relatively little-known around the Bay Area, Coyote Point is charming, natural venue for teambuilding, boasting golf course, a marina, a variety of playgrounds, and the state-of-the-art Museum for Environmental Education. Location History: Originally an island…

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Los Gatos: Downtown teambuilding scavenger hunt

A scenic place to hold a team building scavenger hunt in Los Gatos Event Description: A fun and diverse teambuilding location, close to San Jose yet worlds away, downtown Los Gatos today has retained and restored many of its Victorian-era homes and commercial buildings. Here you can find Michelin-starred restaurants,…

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Sonoma Valley Wineries teambuilding scavenger hunt

A beautiful area to hold a team building scavenger hunt 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…

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Sonoma Downtown teambuilding scavenger hunt

A wine-derful place to hold a team building scavenger hunt 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…

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Treat Each Other Right — or Lose Business

We all know the fall out from intra-team squabbling:  a break in trust, team members taking sides, and a huge ebb in productivity — to name just a few results.  Alas, wherever human beings are present, arguments are bound to happen; we all have egos.  Fighting is unfortunate, but it’s…

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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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An Amazing Mission Statement That’s Fit For Framing

Just about every business has a mission statement — but how many have a mission statement poster that has been viewed online more than 50 million times and translated into 12 languages?    That business would be Holstee, a NY-based company selling eco-friendly clothing and accessories. Check out their unique mission…

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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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