Why Vulnerability-Based Trust Is Essential for Team Building

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation and creativity”- Brené BrownBrené Brown, an inspiring research professor at the University of Houston, shared this post on LinkedIn a few weeks back:“We asked managers a simple question: What behaviors do you...

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Conflict is the Question? Listening is the Answer.

Conflict is a concept many of us try to avoid at all cost. Whether it is with co-workers, a team member, or family members, the source of conflict that many times puts a “pit in our stomach” can be the direct result of feedback.So how do we take tough...

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When it Comes to Team Building, There’s No “I” in Team

If you’ve ever worked on building a team, chances are you’ve come across that one character that thinks they’re the “I” in team.You know who they are; that person that wants to be the best, have the last word and they don’t care whether the team succeeds or not, as...

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You Could or You Would, But Don’t Ever Should

Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve… they all share the same connotation, and it’s not good.It’s amazing how often the language we use and the meaning and emotion behind that language can hold us back in our day to day.Case in point… during a recent coaching...

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5 Factors In Building A Mastermind Group

A mastermind group: a peer-to-peer mentoring concept used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. *In 2014, I, along with a few like-minded women, started a mastermind group. It has been an amazing journey...

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Top 25 Inspirational Leadership Quotes

One of the core services offered at Vida Aventura is team building; I believe in the power of teamwork and am passionate about fostering collaboration not only for organizations but in my daily life as well.

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Top 10 Trends in Team Building for 2018

Corporate leaders, trainers, coaches, and consultants are drawn to team building because of its long-term effectiveness in the workplace. As we look toward goal achievement and plans for individual and team development, it's valuable to know the trends in...

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Why Pro Teams Do Team Building

On and off the court, working together has a huge impact on a team’s effectiveness. Two years ago, I led a team building outing for the Indiana Fever. The players had a great time bonding while competing with one another in ways that were very different to...

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Top 11 Trends in Team Building Right Now

What’s hot in team-building programs? Check out these top trends that successful companies want (and benefit from the most). Team building never goes out of style, and neither do the benefits that come with it. You know ... like better communication,...

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Top Team Building Trends of 2017

Team building is a powerful way to bring your team together to build trust, foster collaboration, bridge differences and have a great time with your colleagues. But where do you start? Options for team-building events can vary greatly and are no longer confined to...

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Toxic Employees: 8 Signs to Look For

We all know that an organization’s mood, energy, and morale depend on the mindset and behaviors of the individuals within it. Oftentimes, you may have dysfunction within your organization and not even know it- because the most toxic behaviors are often not the most...

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4 Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace

Forward-thinking business leaders are increasingly looking to the past for a way to improve their future. Specifically, they’re adopting the ancient technique of mindfulness - and promoting its practice in the workplace.   Studies have shown time and time again...

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The 70:20:10* Model? Let’s Talk About the Asterisk

What an asterisk and hands-on experience can teach us about adult learning, development and the 70:20:10 model.If you’ve ever worked with a training professional or been a part of a team-building event, then you might have heard of or participated in something called...

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The Unexpected Consequences of Team Building

Corporate team building does more than just help groups bond, improve performance and achieve goals. Here’s why you can expect the unexpected.  If you’ve participated in many team building experiences throughout your career, you know that they can be positive,...

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The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Team

Changing the questions that you ask your team can have a dramatic impact on the feedback you receive and results you obtain. When you and your team gather for a weekly huddle or scrum do you have clear objectives for what you want to accomplish? Are your questions...

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5 Ways to Build Collaboration and Improve Team Productivity

If you have ever held a leadership role in any capacity, it isn’t news to you that getting a team to work together effectively can be challenging.  When teams don’t collaborate effectively, inefficiency soars, productivity suffers and distractions abound.So how does...

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Coopertition: The Perfect Blend for Winning Teams

When teams learn to be competitive and cooperative at the same time, it can improve company morale, productivity and bottom-line success.Have you ever been a part of a team or in a work environment that is so competitive (and even ruthless), the stressful atmosphere...

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