Cooking Up Chaos

Friday, June 12, 2009 by Dave Blum A few nights ago, I’m in my kitchen, standing over the hot stove, pots bubbling and boiling, and it’s clear to me that this meal is going very, very wrong. What was I thinking, taking on so much new stuff all at the same…


Teambuilding Program: Surprise Take-aways

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 by Dave Blum Whether you’re doing an indoor corporate team building event or an outdoor business team building exercise, the question remains the same:  What do particpants get out of the experience?  My typical answer is: 1) New skills (including communication and efficiency techniques) 2) Enhanced…


Teambuilding and Firefly

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 by Dave Blum Have you ever found yourself on the losing side of a battle?  The fighting is done; everything you believed in is gone…and the universe now seems like a dark and lonely place, without purpose, without meaning? This is the situation in which Captain…


Should managers take part in team building?

Friday, June 5, 2009 by Dave Blum Whether I’m doing corporate team building in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, or Los Angeles, the same question from managers and supervisors comes up repeatedly: “Should I take part in the activity?” The answer is not as easy as it sounds! My temptation is to…


Treasure Hunts and Leadership

Monday, June 8, 2009 by Dave Blum On Friday in this blog, I was discussing last Wednesday’s Dr. Clue treasure hunt in South Beach, Miami for Wiginton Corporation.  The particular topic on my mind was: “Should Managers Take Part in Your Teambuilding Program?”  I continue to find this a very relevant question.  When…


Does Virtual Teambuilding Work?

Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Dave Blum I’ve been thinking a lot of late about virtual teamwork.  When I talk about virtual teamwork, I’m referring to both meetings that are held using conference (and videoconference) calls, and also virtual events convened via conference calls or else via something more visual, like…



Friday, May 29, 2009 by Dave Blum

alt=”birthday cupcake” title=”birthday cupcake”>As it’s my birthday today, I’m going to take a day off from writing.  Wish me a happy one…I’ll be back on line Monday.

Teambuilding and the Monk–part 2

Thursday, May 28, 2009 by Dave Blum Following my solemn guide deeper and deeper into Tofukuji’s sanctum sanctorum, I remember thinking to myself:  “This is incredible!  I made it! And in a few minutes, I’m going to meet an actual enlightened person!” Would my life be changed, as Tim suggested? …


Teambuilding and The Monk

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Dave Blum Long before I became a team building consultant and corporate scavenger hunt expert, I was something of an international vagabond.  Back in 1986, at age 23, my main focus in life was to see the world and accumulate “experiences”. So there I was in…