5 Keys to High-Impact Team Building

Chart Your Course

The team is the foundation of any organization. Strengthening your team pays off with numerous benefits, which includes a more efficient group synergy and long term organizational growth. Unfortunately, not many teams start out perfectly in sync. Investing in high-impact team building is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Having open avenues for communication is essential before, during, and after your team building activities.

Student Government Strategic Planning and Team Building

Mike Cardus

Strategic Planning and Team Building with Student Government. Strategic Planning & Team Building with Student Government. Mike spent the day in Buffalo NY, leading strategic planning and team-building with SUNY Erie Community College Student Government. Team Building Outcomes: Build the psychological safety of the team through discussions and integration of challenges and solution-focused coaching to work through team challenges.

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Create-Learning Team Building & Leadership Learning List

Mike Cardus

Create-Learning Team Building & Leadership Learning List. 9 Team Building Activities that Work and People Learn From the Experience. 3 Variation of Infinite Loops …Activities that enable innovation. Team building + Leadership Development Tips , activities and ideas. Early releases of new products and processes focused on Making Organization, Teams, and You better! Join the Team Building & Leadership Learning List.

Think Create Share – Team Building and Innovation Activity

Mike Cardus

Planning for ‘ How to Think Differently to Drive Results ’ … a four-day creativity & innovation program that provides participants with a toolbox of methods and skills for creativity and innovation that are instantly transferable to their work. Sharing Think :: Create :: Share as a sample of what we will do & one of the many innovation tools you will gain. In the course we will dive deeper into a Structure Innovation Process. Innovation Thinking Activity.

Partner Connection. Team Building Activity

Mike Cardus

This is a sample of my Team Building Booklet 8 Variations of Infinite Loops. for ALL 8 and they are very excellent you can purchase the entire Team Building Book. 8 Variations of Infinite Loops takes a fresh and creative approach to a common team building activity. Each variation can be used as a stand alone, or can be sequenced into an experiential learning and team building program. How much do you interfere with the team?

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/31/13 – Team Building & Leadership Activities / Simulations. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013. Steps to High Performance Teams. Application to Team Building. Team Leader / Manager you are NOT a Mind-Reader. 3 Ways to Handle Conflict on Teams.

Innovation and Overcoming Organizational Stuckness

Mike Cardus

Innovation, change, the ability to notice patterns, and try unique or novel approaches will continue to be a differentiator in your organization , team, and self. In a recent webinar on change and innovation , I shared processes and ways to support innovation in your work : .

Team Building and Leadership in Buffalo, NY

Mike Cardus

Are you looking for team building and leadership development? Contact Mike or call 1.716.629.3678 to make your team and leadership better. _. Facilitating team building & leadership programs in many cool places. Focusing on organization development & change , team building and leadership development. Testimonials from the team building program. Are you looking for team building and leadership development?

Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Where Dan lost me was on point #4 – Teams Decide by Consensus. In recent months I have observed a decent amount of politically correct discourse on the topic of team building and equality. The gist of the argument seems to be that for teams to be productive, employees have to feel “empowered&# by having an equal voice. And as odd as it may sound, one of the greatest impediments to building productive teams is practicing management by consensus.

Idealized Futures and Team Building Cover Stories

Mike Cardus

Spent time facilitating team building with the Gifford Foundation from Syracuse NY. Open the 2 day meeting in a fun way to allow for the team to begin discussions of ‘bigger vision’ needs and ideas for the future of the foundation. Following each team sharing, we had a great discussion about the meeting goals, and used the ‘Cover Stories’ as a reference point for the planning and development of future goals. Could ‘Cover Story’ be useful with your team?

Favorites of 2012: Team Building & Leadership activities / simulations

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/20/12 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/27/12 – Team Building & Leadership activities (simulations). 12/28/12 – Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2012. Team Building Book. Each variation can be used as a stand alone, or can be sequenced into an experiential learning and team building program.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Activities and Simulations

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/31/13 – Team Building & Leadership Activities / Simulations. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2013. DiSC Team Building Activity; Used to flex their S – Steadiness Preference. MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding.

25 Most Popular Team Building & Leadership Posts

Mike Cardus

As of today there are 808 blog posts here on the Create-Learning Team Building & Leadership blog. 25 Team Building & Leadership Blog Post Pageview Winners! Plan:Do:Check:Act: Team Building Processing & De-Briefing. DiSC Team Building learning activity – DiSC Box. Pipeline – Team Building Activity. Hard Skill, Soft Skill–Team Building Activity. LEARN Experiential Team Building and Leadership Model.

Team Building Agenda: Campus Living Staff

Mike Cardus

I haven’t shared a Team Building Agenda posts in a while. For you Team Building nerds – What do you think of the agenda? Team Building; in the sense of how the work gets done and how each person has to be accountable and have the necessary authority to complete their work, while understanding that a larger goal / process needs to be focused on by the team. Skill development in planning, problem solving, innovation and decision making.

Team Building and Leadership Development Simon Graduate School of Business

Mike Cardus

Here are some photos and comments from the Team Building. Team building was awesome. This program really gave me a chance to experience and learn how to contribute to a team. Executives working on the ‘ 7 Steps to High Performance Teams ’. Executives applying the Team Building & Leadership Development to ‘ Build a Tower Build a Team ’. Are you looking for team building and leadership development?

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Team Building and Leadership with University of Rochester NY Center for Advising Services

Mike Cardus

Facilitating team building & leadership with the amazing, smart and tough questioning staff of the University of Rochester Center for Advising Services. Increased team work. Developed a process to strengthen communication within and between team members. Developed a process to strengthen collaboration (information sharing, best practices) within and between team members. Respect for the experience, diversity and talents of team members and departments.

8 Variations of Infinite Loops. Team Building Book

Mike Cardus

Each variation can be used as a stand alone, or can be sequenced into an experiential learning and team building program. These variations all focus on creating better teams that are able to work together to solve problems and innovate solutions. Here is 1 variation ‘ Partner Separation ” which is the Team Building Activity that sparked the variations…for ALL 8 and they are very excellent you can purchase the entire Team Building Book.

Current Method / Better Way Matrix Team Building Activity

Mike Cardus

Current Method / Better Way Matrix Team Building Activity. Team Project tool to create shared language of progress & regress. Innovation tool. Every company, team and person has established patters of What, Where, When, Who and How something gets done. Taking time as a team to challenge the existing assumptions and work to create small steps. Can break inertia (stuckness) in how your project team operates.

Team Building with University of Rochester Simon Business School

Mike Cardus

The Team Building & Leadership development focused on: Developing skills in team work that will be useful throughout their MBA. and thank you Simon Graduate School of Business Executive MBA program for allowing me to be part of your team. We had an amazing time with the University of Rochester Simon School of Business MBA students. Meeting fellow students. Creating a strong connection University of Rochester Simon School of Business. It was a really great time!

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Team Building and Leadership Development with University Campus Life Staff

Mike Cardus

Below are some images from the University at Buffalo NY Campus Living Staff’s team building day, we were at Chestnut Ridge Park. Team Building ; in the sense of how the work gets done and how each person has to be accountable and have the necessary authority to complete their work, while understanding that a larger goal / process needs to be focused on by the team. Skill development in planning, problem solving, innovation and decision making.

Team Building and Employee Engagement Day. Objectives :: Outcomes :: and Implementation

Mike Cardus

Team Building has to be connected to the team and how it accomplishes its work. Below is an example of a team building program design / agenda and outcomes. This was prepared for a full day of Team Building with follow-up coaching and consulting with management and some team members. Contact Mike to facilitate your Team Building and Employee Engagement Program. Develop and focus on One Operations Team.

Team Building and Leadership Development with PMBA Students

Mike Cardus

Team Building & Leadership Development. developing a foundation of team work. 7 Steps to High Performance Teams. Are you looking for team building and leadership development? Contact Mike or call 1.716.629.3678 to make your team and leadership better. Spent time with University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business PMBA class. communication and commitment to the work. We had a great time!

Team Building 101: Techniques to Improve Your Team’s Productivity

Women on Business

In today’s increasingly cynical climate, it’s easy to think that enterprise-wide team-building exercises are useless. And with good reason: many companies have made the mistake in confusing team-building with team competing. What good team-building events can offer is an opportunity for employees to do something together that allows for laughter, stress reduction, adaptability to a different environment, and renewed group focus.

Team Building and Leadership Development with MBA Students

Mike Cardus

Outcomes of the Team Building & Leadership Development included; Student teams created a foundation of team-development. Shared language of team-development and leadership within the MBA program leading to enhanced communication and school work. Supplied students with skills and techniques to work as a team and properly handle conflict that will arise. Working informally with the team was the biggest highlight.

Questions and Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Whether you like it or not, your success as a CEO will be largely tied to your team building ability. Not only do great CEOs understand how to recruit a top executive team, but they also understand how to build cohesion among team members through collaboration while addressing specific situational and contextual needs. I strongly recommend to all CEOs that they routinely ask team members the following questions: Why? (my

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/31/13 – Team Building & Leadership Activities / Simulations. With travel, conferences and organization development, team development, consulting and coaching work supplied me with more ideas and inspiration to work with. What makes high performance teams? Enabling Innovation.

Favorites of 2011: Team Building & Leadership activities / simulations

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/27/11 – Photos of Teams. 12/29/11 – Team Building & Leadership activity (simulation). Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2011. Planning Path forces the teams to clarify accountabilities of the plan and necessary time-frames coordinating the effort of all the individuals into one system. How To Process + De-Brief Team Building Activities.

Favorites of 2012: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/20/12 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/27/12 – Team Building & Leadership activities (simulations). 12/28/12 – Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles. With more travel, conferences and organization development, team development, consulting and coaching work supplied me with more ideas and inspiration to work with. Blocks to Creativity and Innovation.

MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding

Mike Cardus

Working with a corporate team to identify new product and service ideas , we quickly found the team falling victim to group-think. As a team we sorted and determined 4 product and service ideas that the team could develop, using existing resources and staff. Purpose: Brainstorming, creative thought development, team problem solving. Preparation: Break the group into teams of 3 – 5 participants.

Favorites of 2011: Team Building, Leadership & Innovation Blog Articles

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/27/11 – Photos of Teams. 12/29/11 – Team Building & Leadership activity (simulation). Favorite Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles 2011. 5 Steps to Critical Thinking + Reflection in Team Development & Leadership. Evidence | Unicorns | Bullshit: 3 Areas Of Team Building & Leadership Effectiveness. Sometimes I feel Like Team Building is Sweet Frosting on a Shit Cake”.

Forget about Positive Thinking it is time for Positive Action. Application to Team Building

Mike Cardus

Team Building scenario. Having a team in a new environment or working in a familiar environment in a new way, involved in team building activities, simulations and discussions. Will cause the team to behave As-If they are a team and the positive sides of team work will emerge. Meaning the system put in place, Team Building activities and discussion –> led to the behaviors you are seeing. As-If For Teams. Video Link.

Trust, Management, Complexity, Organization Development and Team Building…Charts

Mike Cardus

Examining and learning how to develop organizational systems that attract trust; peoples ability to work with complexity; teams to function and be productive keeping people engaged and wanting to continue to do great work and stay on that team; plus allowing and placing managers in the position of truly adding value to employees, teams, and the organizations…is what will drive continued success for years to come.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Liz writes: “ Do you find yourself reserving your input in meetings until after your team has shared or brainstormed? Are you allowing your team the flexibility to learn things on their own instead of communicating what you’ve already learned?

Team Building and Leadership Development in New Jersey

Mike Cardus

Facilitated a train-the-trainer team building and leadership development program with Stevens Institute of Technology ? Objective of the Team Building & Leadership Development: Providing all team members with skills, tools, and facilitation that will allow them to find strengths within themselves, their fellow orientation leaders; and to develop skills in facilitation for the Incoming Student Orientation. Outcomes: Increase team work.

Team Building and Student Development with Buffalo State College

Mike Cardus

Outcomes of the Team Building : 1. innovation thinking ; 3. Using Noodle Press to illustrate Psychological Inertia & how to examine what is being said, what the team and you hear and how you interpret the message. With any college group showing Critical and Innovation thinking we must work through Infinite Loops. For the 5th year in a row I had the joy of working with Buffalo State College Student Support Services.

Favorites of 2012: Team Building and Leadership Blog Articles

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/20/12 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/27/12 – Team Building & Leadership activities (simulations). 12/28/12 – Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles 2012. Team Building, Leadership, Goldilocks and Just Right Context Setting. Role-Relationships Make Teams Successful and Managers Less Stressed.

Social Marketing for Team Building

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Create-Learning.com Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience. Design by 12GrainStudio Social Marketing for Team Building.

“Sometimes I feel Like Team Building is Sweet Frosting on a Shit Cake”

Mike Cardus

This is a very honest post, about the struggle that I deal with in trying to make teams and leaders better. Bromides of – team excellence, Good-to-Great, Management By Objectives, etc… That we have all heard and wondered, what the fuck does that mean? When it comes to Team Building there are skeptics out there, and I tend to agree with most of them. Making me say, Sometimes I feel like team building is sweet frosting on a shit cake!

SURPRISE: You Need Team Building #fail

Mike Cardus

Mike rants about the necessity of letting the group know that they are going to be involved in a team building and / or leadership program. For the greatest value to the company, employee, management and facilitator the following is requisite; Place the team building program on the agenda of the meeting. Explain to employees the Goals, Objectives and reason why, as a leader you felt that team building was important and necessary at this time.

March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. David shares: “ Every time a leader has a conversation with a team member about improving their work there is an opportunity. Team Building. Paul LaRue of The Upwards Leader contributed Clearing The Obstacles For Your Team.

Team Building & Leadership in Pittsburgh PA

Mike Cardus

Learn about the experience, diversity and talents of team members and departments. Here are some images and Team Development outcomes for our time together; I2U2ME2WE to develop a shared knowledge of who each other is and why they are part of this team. Beginning the process of creating high performance teams, sharing why you are on this team and what skill sets you bring. Defining what and how as a team our operations should move.

To-Do : In-Progress : Complete: Target Chart – Team Building and Project Management Activity

Mike Cardus

This is sort of a team building , project management , goal-setting , communication kind of idea. I walked into the ‘war room’ of a team that I am coaching / consulting and saw something similar to the image above on a large white board. They replied, “Mike, that came from our last team-development meeting, you were talking about recognizing success and all the small steps we each take within our roles, that lead to project completion.

University at Buffalo Campus Living Team Building

Mike Cardus

Most of my time lately has been spent in meeting rooms and consulting and not out in the sunshine leading team building activities. I LOVE both of those things and the team building days outside make for more exciting photos. Below are images from the University at Buffalo Campus Living Staff’s team building day, we were at Old Fort Niagara. Skill development in planning, problem solving, innovation and decision making.