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Building a Team: Storming

Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end. Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. […]

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Team Building Tip: Surprise me! But really, no.

It may seem like a good idea to surprise your team with a team building exercise, but this is generally a no-no.  It is much easier to encourage participation, have fun, and enjoy an event when participants are not surprised. That being said, don’t tell them everything about the event, because it will ruin the […]

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Building a Team: Forming

Unless you’re stranded alone on a deserted island, chances are good that you are part of a team on a regular basis. It may be a small team, it may be a large team, but these teams help us accomplish our common goals and further our mutual causes. So, how does building a team work? […]

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What makes your team successful?

Does a lucky shamrock make your team successful? Or is it strong, successful team leadership characteristics? Most things improve if you run into a bit of good luck, but if you want a great team, you need a lot more than good fortune. Here are some of the most common successful  leadership characteristics shared by […]

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Valenteam – Sweetheart Ideas for Meeting Energizers and Team Builders

Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch. The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important. Here are some fantastic team builders that also function as meeting energizers, and they work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in […]

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Building powerful team retreats- Part 2: Components of a Training Program

Part 2 of a two part series on building team retreats. Read part 1 here. Components of a Training Program Creating training and development programs that meet the educational needs of your learners require that you create a program mix that meets the holistic needs of your staff. In my experience of providing training and […]

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Building powerful team retreats- Part 1: Design & Delivery

This is the first of a two part series on building effective team retreats. Vividly, I remember my first day as a staff trainer. I was clad in my McFinest, McCleanest, McBestest of uniforms…. McDonald’s green polyester. I was given a new gold embossed plastic name tag, with ‘Crew Trainer’ written on it. I had […]

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Back to School – How to team build while you work

As summer time ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to back packs and water bottles. There is a palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school. That […]

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Olympic Day – Celebrating your team’s Gold Medal Performance

I can only imagine that there is something special about getting up on the podium and accepting a Gold Medal for your efforts on behalf of your country. The pride associated with achieving top recognition and award for successfully reaching your stated goals, and of course surpassing the competition. As we think about the quest […]

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Graduation Day – Why Projects Should Have an End Date

There is nothing more demoralizing for a team then working on a project or job that has no distinct beginning, middle, or end. Humans like to know where they are going, how their progress is coming, and when they get there. Your business projects should be no different. Take these three phases into consideration and […]

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