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!
What does success look like to you? If you don’t have a clear answer to this question, this post won’t be of much help to you. You need to have a reasonably clear idea of what you are striving to achieve What’s Your Finish Line? The Optimum Stretch Goal), before you can identify the things that … More CQI Secret Weapon #2: Measuring Your Success
Do you want to achieve your dreams faster? Be more decisive? Engage and influence others more effectively? Strengthen your leadership skills? Be a better person (spouse, friend, son/daughter, teammate, supervisor…)? Secure your financial future? Everyone wants to be successful. And we all define success differently. You have enough life experience to recognize there is no … More CQI Secret Weapon #1: The Power of Reflection
This team-building activity is about as low maintenance and adaptable as you can get. It can be used with existing teams, groups of people getting together for the first time or 1:1 with someone you want to get to know better. It can be done anywhere and anytime: at the start of a team meeting, … More Team-Building Activity: The Magic Question Bowl