School Team Building in Chicago

I honestly believe that every one of our team building events is special in it’s own way. Every client we work with has a unique story and every company song we help create is unique. But once in a while, something comes along that’s extra special. For me that usually revolves around my work with schools. This month I had the opportunity to lead a school team building program at…

5 Ways To Amplify An Introvert’s Voice

It can be easy to forget an introvert in the room. Those that don’t raise their hands, jump up in protest or appreciation, or carry the charge into the fray. However, physical silence does not correlate to complete silence–the fact is most of your introverts have just as much to say as your extroverts. The great challenge, however, is to find ways to bring your introvert voices into the conversation…

When Team Building Works

Aargh…what’s in a name? Team Building, that tarnished term – that much-maligned activity. When it doesn’t work, it’s hard, it’s boring, it’s embarrassing. But, when team building works it’s really fun. It’s worth doing and it can really help pull your team together. If you’re reading this, you most likely need to find a team building activity that is enjoyable in a genuine way. That’s not easy. But like all…

Chicago Team Building With Music

We’ve had lots of fun lately with our Chicago team building with music clients. Since establishing our Chicago team building through song office a couple of years ago, we’ve seen our events in Chicago grow exponentially. There are fantastic venues that inspire a great experience, from Buddy Guy’s Blues Club to the Chicago Recording Company. These great Windy City spots enable us to create really special Chicago team building with…

Team Building Activities For Large Teams

Finding effective team building activities for large teams is tricky. No matter what you do, you won’t have the same level of individual engagement with a group of 500 versus a group of five…but you knew that! This doesn’t mean you can’t find great programs for your large group. But you should have realistic goals to find a good match. When clients reach out to me asking about team building…

2015 Nashville Team Building Programs

As May draws to a close, we’ve just about recovered from some recent and fun 2015 Nashville team building programs. Nashville remains a hot destination for conferences and we’re glad to be able to bring our music team building to visiting groups. We usually help companies or associations create songs about the work they do, but a couple of weeks ago, we worked with a tour group of RV owners…a…

Finding the Best Corporate Team Building Activity

Finding the best corporate team building activity isn’t always easy. In fact, what is ‘best’ has variables that are dependent upon the make up of your team or your company. Additionally, team building has a bad reputation because there are so many uncomfortable, non-productive programs out there. I love this quote from an article about a typical corporate team building activity, “The road to hell is paved with trust falls…

Importance Of Team Building

When potential clients ask me about the importance of team building, I usually answer with a few questions. What is the importance of corporate culture? Is your workforce engaged? Should you care? Yes, you should care about culture and engagement. Members of high performing teams need to feel that their work is important, that their work contributes to a greater whole and that there’s company vision driving the day-to-day work….

Midwest Team Building Activities

By early February, those of us who are not Midwestern natives usually question why we moved here. After digging out of a few snowstorms, and remembering the warm places we used to live, the Midwest winters can seem overwhelming. But despite the cold, there is something wonderful and alluring about Midwestern life. Even the large Midwestern cities have small town sensibilities. There’s a laid back attitude and friendliness that’s woven…

How To Build A Successful Team

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…

The Best 2015 Team Building Activity

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…