Why Tech Should Behave More Like Finance

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Lake Arrowhead Village teambuilding scavenger hunt

A beautiful place to hold a corporate team building scavenger hunt 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 has a paddle wheel […]

Outdoor Team-Building Activities Should Focus On Character, Not Competition

It seems like there’s one in every group:  The go-getter who absolutely has to win in every situation, and at all costs.  In many cases, especially in areas of business where winning can make the difference, this can be an admirable trait.  But that’s not always the case, especially when in comes to intra-office activities.  When there are […]

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 snarky/passive aggressive comments. Credit-grabbing. It […]

Nashville — Downtown teambuilding scavenger hunt

A perfect site for a team building scavenger hunt 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 in 1779-80, Nashville […]

Choosing the Right Company for Your Corporate Team-Building Events

There are plenty of companies offering corporate team-building events these days, too many to count.  All of them make huge promises, but it can be difficult to tell which ones can really deliver.  And this is a big deal since they don’t just cost money, but you’re potentially putting your lives in their hands! When shopping around […]

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 seem to come across as […]

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 you see it.   A sincere […]

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. Dysfunction 1: Mass confusion. (Nobody […]