5 Ways Your Brain is Hijacking Your Ability to Lead

5 Ways Your Brain is Hijacking Your Ability to Lead   While leading a recent teambuilding program, I found myself feeling a little muddled, foggy, and confused. My first question to myself was, “What did I have for lunch? Did I eat some gluten by mistake?” (I’m sensitive to wheat).…

Great TED Talk: “The Joyful Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts”

Great TED Talk: “The Joyful Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts”   As a teambuilding scavenger hunt creator, my job is to keep teams of 4-6 people stimulated, challenged and engaged for approximately half a day. Imagine, however, if you were on a team of 60, and your hunt lasted not…

7 Ways to Minimize Competition in Teambuilding (While Maxing the FUN)

7 Ways to Minimize Competition in Teambuilding (While Maxing the FUN)     How many times have you heard a teambuilding participant say, “Yay, I can’t wait to compete.   You other teams, watch out; you are all going DOWN!”     Sounds fun, right?  Not necessarily.    Focusing on an “us-vs.-them”…

Team Bonding, Team Building, Team Development — What’s the Difference?

Team Bonding, Team Building, Team Development — What’s the Difference?       Do you know that Team bonding, Team building, and Team development are not the same thing?    Michelle Cummings does.  She’s the Founder and President of Training Wheels, a “Creative Resource for Building Teams”.   In this great article…

7 Ways to Mess Up a Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt

7 Ways to Mess Up a Teambuilding Scavenger Hunt       So you want to put on a scavenger hunt, huh? Well of course you do! Why wouldn’t you?!! Done right, a scavenger hunt is a superior way to build community, camaraderie and rapport in a fun, non-formal environment.…