The term “Teambuilding”: three categories

Friday, July 24, 2009 by Dave Blum I’ve been thinking, of late, that “team-building” is an awfully fuzzy term.  First off, it’s unclear to me how to even write it.  I mean is it: 1) teambuilding? 2) team building?  or 3) team-building? Then there’s the question of what it is.   For…

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Upcoming Free Teleclass

Friday, July 17, 2009 by Dave Blum FR*EE Teleclass: “The JOY of Conflict: Three Roles that Trap Us in Conflict — And How to Escape Them.” A conversation with me and Gary Harper WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 11am PDT FEE: Free REGISTRATION: Send us an email at drclue@drclue.com and…

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Feedback and Intention

Thursday, July 2, 2009 by Dave Blum I realize I have a little bit more to say about the giving and receiving of feedback, and the concept of “Intention/Impact”.  I refer back both to my blog entry a couple of days ago, and also to a piece I wrote in…

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Dr. Clue News…SF Chron article and Teleclass on line

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by Dave Blum Warhol wrote about everyone getting 15 minutes of fame.  Well, I  received a few choice minutes yesterday, thanks to reporter Edward Guthmann, who wrote a nice article about me (and Dr. Clue) in the SF Chronicle’s Monday workplace column.  Check it out at: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/29/DDHE18EOBI.DTL What do you think? ————————————————————-   Give…

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Are We Selling Our Clients Short?

Friday, June 26, 2009 by Dave Blum I’ve ventured into a new team building venture this summer — leading “ropes courses” (for the Pacific Leadership Institute). Based here in San Francisco, PLI actually uses the term “challenge course” and describes it as follows: “Challenge Courses (or ropes courses) are a…

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My first teleclass: lessons learned

Thursday, June 25, 2009 by Dave Blum After talking about it for a long time, I finally performed my first-ever teleclass yesterday, on the topic:  “Creating Team-Building Treasure Hunts: The Five Deadly Mistakes (and how to avoid them)”. Although not perfect (what ever is?), the class went pretty well, I…

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Keeping Teams Motivated: 3 Tips

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 by Dave Blum There’s a great little article in this month’s edition of Inc. Magazine. It’s on page 113, in the “Ask Inc.” section — the expert is Kevin Plank, Founder of Under Armour, a sports aparel company.  You can find the whole article online at:…

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Teambuilding Teleclass: Creating Treasure Hunts

Monday, June 22, 2009 by Dave Blum Hey everyone.  I’m doing my first teleclass this Wednesday.  Here’s the blurb: “Creating Team-Building Treasure Hunts: The Five Deadly Mistakes (and how to avoid them)” WHEN: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Mountain 11:00…

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