Nashville Team Building Fights Fear of Singing

I’ve lost my share of Nashville team building work because people are afraid to sing. I’ve heard the following comment more than a few times,  “I love the idea, but my VP is scared to do anything that puts himself out there. I think we’re going to go bowling instead…” Hey, I think bowling can be risky too, at least if you bowl like I do. But on a serious…

5 Ingredients For Building A Team

Unlike my mom who often keeps her recipe ingredients secret, I’m willing to share my 5 ingredients for building a team. These are certainly not the only 5, but they form a good basis for building a team in a natural way that should resonate easily with your group. Building a team with goals and objectives It may seem obvious that it’s easier to achieve your objectives when you know…

Los Angeles Team Building

We often have requests for Los Angeles team building and we have a long list of west coast clients. While we travel worldwide for our music team building programs, Southern California is definitely in our frequent rotation. Every locale has a personality that influences the programming and the particular energy we bring to our events in those areas. Los Angeles team building is loose and laid back, yet still purposeful…

5 Best Corporate Team Building Activities

A client called last week and asked me to a list of best corporate team building activities to follow up on the music team building we did for his company last year. I love repeat customers, but I also sincerely understand the desire to do something different. The most important thing for me is long term relationships and seeing my clients succeed in their goals. The Pragmatic Dreamer Many people…

Team Building Motivation and Values

I have team building clients who don’t know where they’re going, they’re not sure how to get there, but they know they want to be there. They’ve been told that they should do some team building and so they contact me. One of my first questions to that client will be about goals. What is their team building motivation? Take a look at the picture on this great blog. What…

Win a free musical team building program!

This is our full program including the fun, value and ROI that accompanies all our team building events. Tell your story, write a song, create a lasting take-away, enhance team communication and inspire innovation. Answer one or more of the following questions to create a compelling reason for your team to win a free program. Dream a little, be creative, submit a video if you want to. Why do you…

Team Building Songs, Story and ASTD ICE

When you think of the ASTD 2012 conference, team building songs are probably not the first thing that pops into your mind. Yes, there are the more typical sessions on simulation training, multimedia learning environments etc. But dig a little deeper and you’ll notice their are offerings that relate to team building motivation and how they’re related. No, you won’t find this specific class offered, but you’ll find opportunities to…

Team Building and Lego

We build teams with music because music draws us in. When we’re engaged in creative activity we stop standing outside ourselves, we stop judging and second guessing who we are and what we should say. Our authentic selves surface. That’s what happens when we’re in the moment and in a creative state. I’m all about music based team building. It’s the vehicle I use to help companies tell their stories,…

Corporate Team Building and Team Tuning

I’ve often shied away from using the term corporate team building. Strategically, I didn’t want to have less appeal to associations and non-profits that don’t fit the typical corporate team building mold. But honestly, corporate culture is where people work together closely, often in teams, with goals and project deadlines. The working relationships require team building so workers stay happy and engaged – engaged not only as individuals but as…

I Hate Team Building

I’m a creative type and as such I’ve always been a little different. As a kid, if you told me to go right, I’d go left. If everyone was doing one thing, I always wanted to do another…off by myself like a typical creative. So I really relate to potential clients who tell me they hate their team building days. I’m not one to embrace a group activity or relish…

Team Building and Taking Ownership

“We own it!” Isn’t that another way of saying we’re engaged, we care, we’re all in. When a team feels like they own the work they’re doing, the power of positivity boosts creativity, efficiency and results. I experienced the value of feeling ‘ownership’ myself last night at a team building program I led for Cummins, Inc. This was a small group and before the team building activity this leadership team…