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
Ask anyone who has organized or led a strategic planning process what it was like and you’ll likely hear that it was a lot of hard work but very worthwhile. The written strategic plan represents the visible tip of the proverbial iceberg; all the hard work (data gathering, analysis, stakeholder interviews, discussions, prioritizing, wordsmithing, etc.) … More Strategic Planning – Panning for Gold
I can’t tell you the exact number of times I’ve been contacted by well-meaning managers, executive directors and board members asking if I can facilitate their strategic planning retreat but I do know it exceeds the number of fingers and toes I am blessed to have. Early on in my career, I enthusiastically answered in … More Strategic Planning – It’s Not an Event!
Planning. It permeates every aspect of our lives – personal and professional. We plan what to wear every day. We plan what to eat and what to shop for. We plan vacations, dinner engagements, family gatherings and household chores. There is strategic planning, operational planning, program and project planning, long-range planning and annual planning. Event … More Planning – What’s Your Archetype?
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: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes by Brian Cole Miller ©2015 Brian Cole Miller. Published by AMACOM, NY, NY. All rights reserved. http://www.amacombooks.org This month’s posts have focused on … More Team-Building Activity: Improve This!
Do you know the old German fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel? It’s a dark and scary story of two children abandoned by their father in the woods to appease his new wife, the children’s step-mother. Most people remember the part where the children find a delicious Gingerbread house in the forest only to be … More Find Your Way – Use Breadcrumb Questions
Have you ever set out to develop a new routine or improve a skill and found yourself struggling to stick to it? I have yet to meet someone who answers a firm and resounding “no” to this question. We all find it challenging to change how we do things even when the change is seemingly … More Pocket Change – Make it Work for You!