> CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING
“Once again, the team learned how to be
more effective leaders and communicators.
You've helped me out greatly.”
Our corporate team building workshops and team communication programs are fast-paced, completely experiential and tons
of fun. They also yield amazing results that carry back to the workplace.
Team building programs typically range from 90 minutes to two days, are conducted at your
location, and customized to meet your team's specific needs. Individual coaching may also be incorporated for persons who need further skill
Because we develop custom team building programs, the possibilities are
virtually endless. Here are a couple of our most requested team
communication and team building programs. Click on one or simply page down to view
Navigating the Maze of
Creating Stellar Teams With Different Personality Styles
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Team Building Games
> NAVIGATING THE MAZE OF CHANGE™
A Unique "On-Your-Feet" Team and
Leadership Building Experience
“The program was insightful and pointed out the effects of
change on the organization and the individual.
We had a lot of
fun while learning. I recommend this to any organization
Cyndi Sundrup, Manager, Change Management
takes a solid team to bring out the best in each of its members. This
unique on-your-feet experience is one of our most requested programs because
it's a guaranteed eye-opener, where participants experience exactly what it takes for leaders and
teams to soar! Your meeting room will be filled with
great laughs, great insights, and usable ideas!
program begins on an electronic maze (a programmable checkerboard-like carpet). Teams
must navigate through the maze without triggering any alarmed squares. This is readily
compared to the unknowns in their rapidly-changing workplace. Talk about
navigating a "maze of change" -- Which way do you turn without
being penalized? How do you communicate direction and vision with all the players?
Who has the time when we're all so busy?
Teams have 15 minutes and $15 million working capital. Overhead
costs $1 million per minute. The clock starts. After the first minute, teams typically
cease planning and communicating and spring into action. Many team members are unclear of
their roles and the mission. Sound familiar? Because teams are not
allowed to talk once the first participant touches the carpet, innovative
communication strategies and decision-making skills are required. How innovative is your team?
How does fear stop them from taking risks and using their
Some participants are eager to lead and walk confidently
from square to square. Some share and learn from one another, while many reinvent the
wheel and waste precious time and money. Many participants appear paralyzed once
they reach unexplored territory -- afraid to let down the team by making the
"wrong decision." But their indecision was very costly at $1
million per minute. Which
participants from your group will emerge as confident leaders? You may be surprised. How can you develop new leaders?
support and encourage
their team members, but just wait until one of them makes a mistake and triggers
an alarm or leads a person down the wrong path. How does your team react when
others "fail" or are wrong?
Frustration builds, but a wonderful cheer is
heard as the first team member makes it all the way across. But where was the recognition for the
"less successful" team members who only made it through a few rows? Didn't they
help the team? Who receives the recognition in your
organization and who could benefit from more of it? How does this impact
and willingness to try new things?
do better in round two..."
Once participants feel comfortable with how to accomplish their
task, David allows them to try one more time with a new path. It appears that
they have indeed learned many lessons from round one and they are doing
significantly better. But wait... there are sudden changes nobody warned them about (just like in their real
world). Many feel the changes are unfair and
Some become quite vocal and spend their time and money complaining. Others
simply quit playing. And some decide to turn the changes into opportunities. How similar is this to your
workplace? What will your group do? How can you keep everyone motivated
especially when people are stressed? How can you combat
negativity and see opportunity in the midst of all the changes?
powerful discussion follows this energizing activity.
Participants create Personal Action Plans
to ensure their success and accountability as leaders and team members back in the workplace long after the program is over.
Participants learn many powerful tools from this outstanding
activity including how to:
Function as a cohesive
team with "healthy" competition
Develop effective leaders that others
want to follow
Keep people motivated
Increase team spirit and camaraderie
Open the lines of communication
Create shared visions
Identify team members fears that block success
Develop a support system that allows team members to stretch
their comfort zones
Increase mutual trust and support
Recognize and reward little successes in order to achieve your
View "failures" as valuable lessons in order to grow, promote risk-taking and creativity
Maintain a positive attitude toward progress, change, and
flexible and be victors of change
Much, much more!
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STELLAR TEAMS WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITY STYLES
I always look for are take-aways -- things that stick with me that I can
use. I got a number of take-always from David that were most
important for my future business.”
Bernie Vogt, President
Prudential Real Estate
Why are some people so easy to work with while others are so difficult?
We each have a distinct
"style" that determines how we tend to think, feel, and act, including the way we
tend to communicate, process information, buy and
these styles interact well and sometimes they don’t. Even the manager, team
member, or salesperson who follows the Golden Rule and treats others as he or
she would like to be treated may be unknowingly ignoring the needs of the other
styles. When we ignore those needs, the benefits of what we are trying to
communicate may fall on deaf ears. This results in
conflicts, stress, decreased productivity, and lost sales (we're all in sales).
Through completely hands-on and fun learning activities customized for your
group's real world, video, and
use of a powerful style assessment tool, your group will learn to:
Identify their own communication and work styles
Recognize their styles’ strengths and
opportunities for growth
Recognize how their styles might be
misunderstood by others
Recognize how their styles might
sometimes work against them
Recognize how some of their strengths
become limitations when overused
motivate each of the other styles
Understand and respect the value each
style brings to the team
on the strengths of each team member's
style and work around the weaknesses
conflicts with each style and deal more easily with "difficult"
"Read" people and adapt to their listening, learning, and buying styles
Increase sales -- Again, we're all in
sales (our products, services, ideas, ourselves)
As with all of
our programs, this program is filled with laughter,
great insights, and opportunities for your group to put their new skills
to use immediately. Depending on your needs, this program ranges from
90 minutes to one full-day and is also available in a private coaching
to discuss your needs
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