Clue Trek — Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt

    The world’s first MINDFULNESS SCAVENGER HUNT!   When you think of a treasure hunt, you probably think:   winners, losers, & prizes.   In short, a treasure hunt needs to be competitive, fast-paced, and full of adrenaline, right???   In fact, there’s NO reason a hunt has to be fast…

Barcelona, Spain – Bari Gotic

A fun site to hold a team building exercise in Barcelona Event Description: A marvelous place to participate in a corporate teambuilding event, Spain’s most happening metropolis, Barcelona is often mentioned these days as Europe’s most popular town. And no wonder. Where else can you see Roman ruins, an intact…

Chinatown/North Beach “Foodie Hunt”

Are you Hungry For Fun, Adventure AND Fine Dining? Event Description:  During this full-day foodie/hunt hybrid extravaganza, you’ll spend the MORNING sleuthing out clues in two of San Francisco’s most exotic and enticing neighborhoods:  Chinatown & North Beach.  But here’s the delicious twist:   the clues all lead to traditional…

Is there a difference between Formal vs. Informal Learning?

There’s  a lot of talk these days about “formal” vs. “informal learning”.   Time and again, managers in every industry are asking, “How can I leverage this whole ‘social media’ thing?  That’s informal learning, right?” Not exactly, according to Lance Dublin of Dublin Consulting, who spoke last night in San Francisco…

Watch Out For Employee Stagnation

Some years back, I was working part time at an insurance brokerage — as a “word processor”.  No, I wasn’t a computer myself (although it seemed like it sometimes).  But back in the day, people were so unfamiliar with MS Word and other word processing programs that they hired people…

Is it possible to be “authentic” at work? (part 2)

Is authenticity at work even possible?  I think it is–but I’m not talking about “blasting” people, cussing them out, calling them names and then saying, “Oh, I’m just speaking my truth…take it or leave it.” Here’s one model for how to be “respectfully authentic at work”: 1)      Check in with…

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…