How To Build A Successful Team

Posted: Feb 9, 2015 by

Have you ever done a google search for, how to build a successful team? I have and the results are endless. Most articles tend to follow similar themes; being aware of how you work and making sure to delegate. Most leaders want to develop a high performing team, but are not sure how to do just that. Here are some thoughts and steps you can take to better understand how to build a successful team. Start With Questions Why is each person here? If you were to look around at the people in your office would you be able to say each person’s name and explain what they do? If not, you might need to add that to your list… Read more »

The Best 2015 Team Building Activity

Posted: Jan 26, 2015 by

The search for the best 2015 team building activity may require a few more minutes than you’d hoped. But spending extra time searching for the best program will be well worth it. When you find a good fit for your company, your investment in team building will be rewarded. To kick-start your search, check out this great resource. Below, I’ve outlined what you should keep in mind as you look for the best 2015 team building activity for your crew. The Best 2015 Team Building Activity There is no single end-all, be-all ‘best’ program to choose from since in the real world, best is subjective. So start with the steps below to narrow down your search to a few ‘bests’…… Read more »

Atlanta Team Building

Posted: Jan 19, 2015 by

The second week of 2015 found us headed south for a fun Atlanta Team Building event. We worked with a leadership group from SunTrust commercial real estate. This team of leaders comes together every year to focus, align goals and get charged up for the year ahead. As a follow up to last year’s drumming program, our Atlanta team building provided a motivational kick-off in which everyone came together to create a song about their vision and shared experience. Meeting Our Client’s Goals Our client wanted to get attendees energized for the conference by kicking it off with a inclusive, and energetic presentation. They wanted to have fun and do something creative and physically engaging They wanted to provide continuity… Read more »

Denver Team Building

Posted: Jan 12, 2015 by

We opened 2015 with a great Denver Team Building event. IHS Automotive recently acquired Polk. This new team of leaders wanted an out-of-the-box program that would enable their recently formed unit to share quality time and better envision who they are. There are growing pains when one company acquires another. Our Denver team building program provided a wonderful setting for people from across the globe to mix, mingle, make music and work together. Meeting Our Client’s Goals Our client wanted to find a fun and engaging way to reinforce the transformational themes that were being introduced. They wanted people to get out of their comfort zone and discover common ideology and vision. A primary objective was to create an environment… Read more »

Corporate Team Building 2015

Posted: Jan 4, 2015 by

Last year we began the New Year with February on sale. It was a great success so we’re doing it again. I know you’re looking for great ideas for corporate team building 2015 and we want to help. Book a Team Building Through Song® program for your February event and we’ll take 10% off our regular fees. AND, after your company event, we’ll treat you to a personal songwriting session via Skype with one of our hit songwriters! If you’re stuck planning your company’s team building this year, we’ll make you look like a hero with your team. Then you can hang out with a hit songwriter for a personal coaching session. Corporate Team Building 2015 We like to get… Read more »

Creative Icebreakers and Energizers

Posted: Dec 12, 2014 by

We’re tired of the same ole thing…yawn We’re looking for creative icebreakers and energizers… Everyone’s on their smartphones the entire time… Agreed, me too. I’m tired of the dread I feel when I have to attend a conference, praying I won’t be too bored by the speaker. At corporate conferences, every aspect of an agenda is vital since valuable time and resources are spent to help an organization achieve it’s goals. Agendas are packed with presentations that run the gamut from showcasing new strategic plans to parsing through old data. It’s easy for your workforce to succumb to date overload, boredom or fatigue during a corporate conference. And that’s the last thing you want. Given that context, creative icebreakers and… Read more »

Team Building Ideas for 2015

Posted: Nov 24, 2014 by

I’ve seen a large uptick lately for requests for team building ideas for 2015. It may surprise you, but corporations like to jump start the new year with resolutions and renewed goals, much like we do in our personal lives. One of the concerns I hear from perspective clients is about the need to re-energize and inspire their workforce for the year ahead. I love the fact that more and more companies are recognizing the need to focus on employee engagement and enthusiasm, as a part of their overall strategy. If you’re looking for great team building ideas for 2015, focus on a program that will motivate and engage everyone on your team. Finding a great fit can be a… Read more »

Music Team Building in Baltimore

Posted: Nov 17, 2014 by

Baltimore is in our event rotation. It’s a destination city with a wonderful downtown waterfront harbor area that attracts corporate meetings and conventions. I always enjoy the opportunity to lead our music team building Baltimore programs and to spend time in that great city. So I was excited when Sodexo asked us to work with their Offer Development team in November. Team Building Client Goals The Sodexo Offer Development group wanted to find an interactive icebreaker program that would speak to the challenges required of a team focused on creativity and innovation. They wanted to provide an experience that would help a newly formed team bond in a short period of time, keeping everyone together, yet providing plenty of interaction…. Read more »

How To Be More Creative

Posted: Nov 10, 2014 by

Let’s demystify what may seem like a difficult challenge, how to be more creative. First demystification; creativity is not a thing, as in person, place or thing (noun). If my mom’s reading this, and she usually does read my blog posts, then I’m already in trouble. Because technically, ‘creativity’ is a noun. But if you think of being creative as a given thing that you either possess or lack, then you’ll doom yourself to creative failure. We’re all inherently creative and we all have the ability to get better at using our creative powers. Don’t tell yourself you’re just not creative. That would be a lie and it’s not fun to lie to yourself. Read on and get some tips… Read more »

Scary Team Building

Posted: Oct 31, 2014 by

It’s Halloween so I thought I’d talk about the monster that is scary team building. It’s real and it’s out there all year, not just on Halloween. I love this article with 10 horrifying team building experiences. These scary team building ideas make me laugh, mostly because I can’t believe someone actually planned them for their team. You wouldn’t be laughing if you had to partake in team building like this, but these cautionary tales are entertaining. I often hear from prospective clients that the don’t like team building, and they’re skeptical that the experience can be either fun or valuable. I guess this guy below was in charge of their previous team building programs. Scary, intimidating, uncomfortable; It doesn’t… Read more »