ABC’s of Team Building – D is for Deviant

Although this word could be interpreted as a bad thing when it comes to a team, it is actually beneficial to have a deviant amongst the members.  A deviant is the person that “departs from the norm”.  In other words, this individual plays a devil’s advocate by questioning and/or challenging other members of the team … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – C is for Conflict

When dealing with different personalities, genders, backgrounds, etc. there is bound to be conflict within a team.  The issue is that most people do not like to deal with conflict, but it can actually be helpful.  Conflict arises when there are opposing viewpoints or actions between the team members.  It can be something as simple … Read more

ABC’s of Team Building – B is for Bonding

Creating bonds with another person can be very special but it can take work, patience, and empathy.  In a work setting, it is required that team members work together but many do not take the time to really understand all the intricacies of other people.  We are all complex human beings and with that there … Read more

8 Ball

The definition of an 8 ball is “being stuck in a hard, unfavorable or uncomfortable position.”  During our careers, most people feel at one point or another that they are in a difficult position either with their boss, coworkers, clients, or even their subordinates.  By not communicating effectively, the situation can escalate and be a … Read more

Two for Tea

Drinking tea with others is a ritual in many countries.  Surprisingly, Turkey and Morocco consume more tea than countries we would normally think of, like England.  For some there is a protocol on how it should be prepared and drunk, and some may even make it more ceremonial. The bigger issue is that it is … Read more