ABC’s of Team Building – X is for Xenial

According to several sources, xenial means being hospitable especially visiting strangers or guests.  So why is it that most of us would never think to be unkind to a stranger but we can at times be super harsh on the ones closest to us?  Not only does this apply to our family and friends but … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – W is for Wonder

If you looked at a list of the major corporations from five years ago and now you will notice a big change.  Companies that many of us grew up with (i.e. Kraft, etc.) are gone from the list and others known as disruptors are on it (i.e. AirBnb).  How do these companies grow so quickly … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – V is for Visualization

There have been various studies that state that if you write your goals down on paper, you have a better likelihood of achieving them.  Some even go further and suggest that if you have a picture of some sort (photo, painting, etc.) that you have an even greater chance of reaching your goals.  If that … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – T is for Talk

Originally, I planned on blogging about Transition as in teams in transition either due to a new boss, restructuring, or new team members joining the group.  Instead I want to focus on Talk in that there is too much talk going on.  I have witnessed especially this past year that many people are doing a … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – S is for Sunk Cost

A sunk cost is one that has already happened and cannot be recouped.  The sunk cost effect can occur when people escalate their commitment to a course of action in which they have made substantial prior investments of time, money, energy, or other resources, even though it clearly isn’t working.  Since people typically want to … Read more