I love using this activity to demonstrate how teams assess information to make a decision. This works well with 5 or more people and time required is 15 minutes. Use a space large enough for the team to sit in … Continue reading
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This team activity allows you to creatively demonstrate the power of a collective vision. It works with any size group and requires about 5 minutes. You will need easel paper and a marking pen.
The objective of this team activity is to creatively demonstrate the importance of teamwork. Group teams of 4 to 8 people are optimal and the exercise will take 30 minutes.
I often speak about the importance of “robust dialogue” – a term I picked up after reading Larry Bossidy’s book, Execution. Recently, a company leader and client asked me about how to encourage “robust dialogue.” He had a strong feeling … Continue reading
As a leader, you have three options when something needs to be done in your organization: You can do it yourself. You can delegate it to a specific person. You can involve a group of people (two or more) to … Continue reading
This isn’t about me. It’s about YOU. It starts with YOU. It ends with YOU. Intrigued yet? Branding expert and leading authority on the science of fascination, Sally Hogshead, is launching her new book How the World Sees You on July 1. … Continue reading
Feedback to an employee is like fuel for a race car. It is not just helpful; it is absolutely necessary for development, engagement and improving performance. But, remember, feedback and praise are not the same. “Wow, you did a great … Continue reading
If you truly want to capitalize on your potential and live the long, healthy, happy life you desire, there are six principles to follow. These are based on interviews with some of the most successful people with whom I have … Continue reading
I have a baseball cap with the words “Obey Me” written across the top. It’s part of a team activity in which the participants may choose to follow the instructions on various hats placed on team member’s heads. Invariably, everyone … Continue reading
A common team problem is getting people to meetings on time. Meetings start late, people straggle in, and they are distracted with other activities. Try these techniques to tackle this pesky problem: Start on Time. If the meeting was supposed … Continue reading
The Fall Extraordinary Team newsletter is now available! Updated format (no longer html – we have gone back to pdf) and you can access it in full color or grayscale/black & white.
A few months ago, I was facilitating a breakout session to a two-day national conference that started the event with a panel discussion. It was an interesting choice as most conferences start with something sizzling, dazzling, entertaining and well as … Continue reading
This is an innovative activity with a structured opportunity for groups to experience competition and opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between functional organizations. The exercise works well with 4 groups of equal size in a space large enough for each … Continue reading
While doing some long overdue work around the house this past week, I encountered a breakdown with a piece of equipment I was using. Wanting to get the work completed as soon as possible, I made some calls and searched … Continue reading
When I meet with clients for the first time, they generally have an idea of what they want to do and often it’s very conceptual in nature. I start by asking about the overall goal and every meeting is part … Continue reading