Posts Tagged by team building

Timing is Everything for Team Building

As part of my ongoing series of interviews with authors, inventors, executives, and other worthy people, I had the pleasure of getting to know Jane Lovas, a business advisor who has also authored a book, Seen and Sustained: Best Practices in Communication that Increase the Visibility of Small and Diverse Businesses. One of Jane’s many […] more

Southwest Airlines Understands Team Building

Southwest Airlines seems to always head the list of “best company to work for” and “most efficient airline” and “healthiest culture”, etc. And deservedly so. It’s no secret that Southwest achieves all this by design. They have a powerful branding and core values strategy that includes execution in the minutest detail. They know that their […] more

Understand the Power of the Introverts on Your Teams

Much personal creativity is developed in solitude. As Susan Cain so aptly presents in her TED presentation (see below), introverts should be included as part of every creative team. Introverts may go off on their own to have profound insights that they bring back to the team. She makes a case for why introverts don’t […] more

I Am a Team Building Therapist

I have been called a lot of strange (mostly good) names in my life but team building therapist is a new one for me. I am not complaining; I rather like it. Here is the context. A colleague was asking my advice about using team building activities at his place of business to address low […] more

Why I Use Right Brain Team Building Exercises

Can you tell if you use your right or left brain areas more as you work your way through each day? You won’t be able to feel your brain click over into the right or left side. So how do we know and should we even care? I am not an authority on brains and […] more

Great Managers Use Team Building Games

Many people have debated me on this topic. Their assertion is that “great managers don’t play games and great managers are serious-minded about managing people, budgets, time-lines and deadlines. They do not include humor. In fact, the managers who laugh a lot are demonstrating they are not competent.” What? I want to know where these […] more

Include Happiness in Team Building. Really?

It is scientifically proven.  Having a happy mood leads to a better performance with creative endeavors than not having a happy mood.  According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences and published in Scientific American, happy people are technically more likely to be creative.  That’s important when trying to build teams or departments […] more

Teambuilding or Team Building?

I get confused.  Sometimes when I write out the two words team and building, I can’t remember if the words make a compound noun as one word or if they are two words that describe an activity. Or am I making a perfectly good adjective that is spelled as one word or two?  Since the […] more

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