From the moment you learn to talk, the most recited word in your vocabulary is “WHY?” As a relentlessly curious child this burning question plagues your parents as you pester them. WHY? WHY? WHY? You want understanding, for things to make sense, for the world not to seem like one big question mark.
As adults, the curiosity gives way to a deep yearning. You move from questioning why the stars sparkle or the sun comes up to an absolute need to know the purpose of existing. Why are we here? What is the point? Sadly, most people die with that question within them.—what’s the meaning behind this crazy thing called “life”? Why am I here—really?
At the root of it all, we crave a “feeling”, a feeling that equates to successful living, that somehow we matter, our work matters, our existence carries weight in one sphere or many. And in this “feeling” lies the magic, the hard-wiring, the coding that guides our every decision. Because when we find the behavior that gives us that “feeling” of success we repeat it over and over again. We run every decision through a lens that is programmed to guide us back to a success that is already predefined. It becomes WHY we do all that we do.
What’s your WHY? WHY do you think the way you think, talk the way you talk, act the way you act? What if you could see the world through a different lens, a view that comes straight from inside you…from your own hidden belief system, your own WHY. What if the world just made a little more sense?
If you could hover above yourself and watch your own actions, you would see a pattern that repeats itself over and over. You behave in the same fashion at work, outside of work, with friends, colleagues and even foes—always in pursuit of a “feeling” that gives you ease, comfort & safety and quenches the need for success, as defined by you. There is a programming that is yours and all decisions are colored by it, everything you think, say or do. We call it your WHY and when you figure it out, it’s like being reintroduced to yourself.
Every individual and every organization needs to know their WHY. Inspired organizations live it on a daily basis. It’s your gift, what makes you unique and special. It’s what makes others connect with you on a profound level, either personally or as an organization. It’s worth taking the time to step back and figure it out. Don’t YOU want to know YOUR gift?
After this year’s exciting new partnership with Catalyst, (A Global Team Building Network) our Regional Manager, Sam Goldstein flew off ✈️ to Bucarest, Romania to attend the 2019 Catalyst Conference! With a passion for innovation, planning and delivering the best team building events, Sam was able to share her trip with us through pictures and conversation. The Catalyst Conference gathered Catalyst leaders from across the globe to share new programs, ideas, success stories, and have fun!
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
How to become an impactful leader: Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action and inspiring people to follow them.
“Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”- Henry Kissinger In order to lead, sometimes it is necessary to inspire. Leaders invoke the passion and drive into their team in order for hard work to be done. Team bonding quotes have the ability to encourage, but they also allow us to remember the great leaders of the past.
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
Team building: It is a very common term that is often discussed in many organizations today as a means of trying to get employees to accomplish common goals. Although the term itself may have developed a more negative meaning over recent years, Forbes Magazine says, “Team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.” In order for this to happen, you have to be innovative when coming up with team building activities. Try to think past the often used group picnic idea, and implement team building practices that will allow employees and coworkers to use their strengths to bring better, long-term value to your business as a whole.
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