Acknowledgement: The team-building activity presented in this post was adapted by permission of the publisher from the book Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers by Brian Cole Miller ©2015 Brian Cole Miller. Published by AMACOM, NY, NY. All rights reserved. http://www.amacombooks.org Given this month’s posts have focused on the concept of Polarity Thinking and shifting from an … More Team-Building Activity: Unleash the Power of “And” Thinking!
I found this month’s team-building activity at Leadership Geeks (formerly Leadership with You) – a website dedicated to developing amazing leaders. It’s got a lot of great information and resources and a TON of free icebreakers and team-building-exercises. So, if you like what you read below, be sure to check out all the other amazing … More Team-Building Activity: Master Architects
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