This exercise works great for observing how easily communication can break down. Assemble two groups of four to eight people in two rooms (or one room with a physical divider). The activity takes 30 minutes and you will need to have two sets of Tinker Toys. Continue reading “Team Building Activity: Tinker Toys® Communication Breakdown” »
Who doesn’t like a list? Tells you what’s most important…to buy, to fix, to focus on.
So I was particularly interested in this Forbes article by futurist Bernard Marr on “The 10+ Most Important Job Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For In 2020”. Continue reading “10 Important Job Skills You Should Pay MORE Attention To” »
In my strategic facilitation work, companies are continually struggling with branding – what makes them different and stand out in the marketplace. Scott McKain in his book, Iconic: How Organizations and Leaders Attain, Sustain, and Regain the Ultimate Level of Distinction, outlined an extremely helpful model he calls the Four Levels of Business Distinction: Continue reading “Beyond Brand Distinction: What Makes Your Company ICONIC in the Marketplace” »
In this ever so chaotic world, I can feel in a state of overwhelm. Too much to do (do I even know all the things I have to do?) in so little time. My mind whirls, my blood pressure is elevated, and I wake up in the middle of the night bothered by the unknowns and the undone. Continue reading “Don’t Wallow in Leadership Woes, Walk!” »
This team activity creatively demonstrates the use of the affinity diagram “tool” and works great in a group of 10 to 30 people. The exercise takes 15 to 20 minutes and you will need label nametags and a pen. Continue reading “Team Building Activity: Affinity Nametag” »