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  1. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    2 Hour Team Building: What's up with that?
    2 Hour Team Building: What's up with that?I have had a question for quite some time now. In fact, I have written a number of blog posts about it and finally wrote one that asked:What’s up with the 2 Hour Team Building? I really hope that some executives will weigh in because I don't get...


    Harvey Lloyd
    23/03/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    From a small business perspective and conversations with mid-level executives i can say that team building is a trust exercise that is difficult to do within a special envelope of time unless it is supported by the whole of the organization. In many of my discussions and execution of the team building i can say that the trust built is tested by participants in their real office environment with mixed results.

    Depending on schedule, need and priority to trust is typically broken when it involves "doing the right thing". Specifically as it applies to who/what will take the fall for not meeting some expectation.

    I agree with team building as a way to enhance the corporate culture but the culture has to be sound and lead by someone who is vigilant in creating the culture proposed.
  2. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Controlling Group Performance
    Controlling Group PerformanceArticle from Blog FreedomControlling group performance is an important but often misunderstood function of leadership. To some people, control implies that a  “whip-cracking boss” is in charge. Good control is far more subtle.A group needs control...
  3. Anne Thornley-Brown
    Hive🐝Talk Special-Featuring Anne Thornley-Brown https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/hive-talk-special-featuring-anne-thornley-brown

    Thank you for featuring me @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    Hive🐝Talk Special-Featuring Anne Thornley-Brown
    www.bebee.com https://www.bebee.com/group/executive-team-building Executive Team Building Network A space for peer to peer executive interaction. Explores...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/03/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    You are most welcome, Anne.
  4. Anne Thornley-Brown
    What does REAL team building look like? My interview on Events Uncovered TV.

    Blog post: https://corporateteambuilding.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/real-team-buildling
    〔Episode 266〕What does real team building look like? -Anne Thornley Brown
    〔Episode 266〕What does real team building look like? -Anne Thornley Brown INTERVIEW WITH ANNE THORNLEY-BROWN! Anne is the President of Executive Oasis International. Anne has shared her knowledge on: what real team building looks...
  5. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    Can Team Building Boost Bottom Line Results & Pay For Itself?
    Can Team Building Boost Bottom Line Results & Pay For Itself?Long treated as a cost centre, team building can boost bottom line results.  With carefully selected revenue generating projects, it can more than pay for itself.  Here are 8 types of revenue -generating projects and initiatives that can be...


    Anne Thornley-Brown
    06/03/2017 #3 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Thank you both. It's the type of team building I like to offer. Bottom line value and lots of fun.
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/03/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    These are amazing! Sharing!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    05/03/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    These are very creative ideas, Anne. I shared this post for you.
  6. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    4 Examples of Team Building Activities You Should Use Today
    intentionalemployee.com Team building activities come in many forms. They, as described, build teams. They help form a cohesive bond among each team...
  7. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Video: BubbleBall Team Building

    BubbleBall is a cross between sumo wrestling and soccer (futbol). Or described as "extreme soccer." But I think the laughter is the best way to describe this team building event.
    wayne yoshida Bubble Ball
    wayne yoshida Bubble Ball A team building exercise event. Sort of like a cross between soccer and sumo...


    Wayne Yoshida
    26/01/2017 #15 Wayne Yoshida
    #11 Javier - YES! I suggest beBee Spain Ha vs USA staff challenge -- and broadcast live buzz!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    26/01/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    It's fun to watch! lol You're right, Wayne, the airbags make a great equalizer
    Maria Oslara
    25/01/2017 #13 Maria Oslara
    Hahahaha, @Wayne Yoshida.. it's super fun
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/01/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    ¿ Cómo lo ves @Miguel Angel Hernandez Velasco ?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/01/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #8 This seems to be funny to play ... LOL
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    #8 Yes. The "air bags" make great equalizer! Fans all over the world would love watching the event via Live Buzz!
    John White, MBA
    24/01/2017 #8 John White, MBA
    #7 That would be amazing! USA vs Spain...LOL. I think the bubbles might actually negate Spain's superior soccer skill and team USA might have a chance. Ha, ha, ha! cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood.
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #6 Glad to make you laugh John!

    Hmmm. beBee Hq team building event?
    John White, MBA
    24/01/2017 #6 John White, MBA
    SO AWESOME! Got a good laugh. Thanks, @Wayne Yoshida.
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Jared - I have a bum knee so had to sit this event out. Great fun, hard workout. It is difficult because you cannot see your feet or the ball!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    24/01/2017 #2 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    I'd heard about this and wanted to try it out!
    LOVE it!!
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    I wanted to do this with a live feed, but I didn't have a connection on my phone!
  8. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    Team Building Trends for 2017
    Team Building Trends for 2017As uncertainty and turbulence intensity in the global marketplace, some executives will recognize the need to give team members of their team real tools and strategies to deal with it. That is where team building can help. Just like last year,...
  9. ProducerAnurag Harsh

    Anurag Harsh

    The Smart Way to Collaborate
    The Smart Way to CollaborateCollaboration is a fantastic concept. It evokes teamwork, functionality, and innovation. When we work together, amazing things can happen. The world is covered with examples. The pyramids of Egypt, the skyscrapers of New York City, probes sent off...


    George Murrow
    16/08/2016 #3 George Murrow
    I need to start my road n your lecture is one dynamic way I shall read. Thank you sir for the advices n ideas you have construed with this killer bee General Bebo n ma hope also send their regards.
    George Murrow /hobounivercity.com
    Steve Brady
    15/08/2016 #2 Steve Brady
    Makes a lot of sense to me, Anurag! Thanks for the buzz!
    mohammed khalaf
    15/08/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    If you want to seek their advice - they'll appreciate your desire to grow as an employee. If possible, find a mentor. A more experienced colleague who can offer you valuable advice. He or she can also advocate for you when you are being considered for a promotion. Notice how things get done, think about the values of the company, and gain an understanding of the culture of the organization.
  10. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    The simple but complex secret of what makes teams work well
    The simple but complex secret of what makes teams work wellEngagement in the workplace is at an all-time low. People are tired of talking heads. They’re bored in the boardroom and distracted by smartphones and apps. What if there are other ways to connect deeply, inspire creativity and encourage...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    27/09/2016 #12 Deb🐝 Lange
    #10 Hi @Claudio Vetica thank-you for your thoughtful comments. Yes, goal alignment is very important. When we create safety we can talk about goal alignment openly and share our differences until we find commonality.
    Claudio Vetica
    24/07/2016 #10 Claudio Vetica
    i impressed how clear is your idea, i like it and agree with you, starting from safety, company should reach a level of real connection. I think next step should be "goal alignment ". in a matrix organization now, more than in the past, you find some different trend and goal sometimes in contrast each with other. safe workplace in a ggod achievement always in challenge, but safe relationship will be a primary challenge, and at all levels!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    20/07/2016 #9 Deb🐝 Lange
    #5 @Ali Anani thank-you for your gentle, kind words. We all need to feel safe to do be able to do anything in the world. we can take responsibility for our own safety and also consider how is what I am doing, saying and being impacting on someone else's feeling of safety.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    20/07/2016 #8 Deb🐝 Lange
    #6 Yes Exactly Sue Chien Lee = wonderful to meet you.
    Sue Chien Lee
    19/07/2016 #7 Sue Chien Lee
    Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange. In you we trust.
    Sue Chien Lee
    19/07/2016 #6 Sue Chien Lee
    "People are more likely to take a risk and offer unique ideas, the more they feel safe, accepted and have a sense of belonging.
    -- Deborah Lange"

    Great post @Deb🐝 Lange -- glad to meet you!
    Ali Anani
    19/07/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    @Deb🐝 Lange- love this post and I feel "safe" to comment. I quote you "Now is the time to take safety to the level of emotional and psychological safety". Absolutely, and safety must be achieved at all levels and dimensions. Safety beings engagement and this in turn promotes cooperation. As I am writing now a buzz on factors that affect human behavior, I must say that very few references included the effect of feeling safe on behaviors. You buzz highlight a crucial point and I am sharing it proudly, Deb.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    19/07/2016 #4 Deb🐝 Lange
    #3 yes learning who to trust and who not to is critical. It sounds like you have very good intuitive skills!
    Brian McKenzie
    19/07/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    I have extremely low levels of trust, and I have been rewarded time and time again for not stepping into a disfunctional team, organization, relationship, conflict or country. I work on solutions as an outsider - direct report to C-Suite, I am not a member of your team, org chart or happy snazzy mission statement....nor am I blinded by them. And you can implement my risk assessments and mitigations or not. I paid by project - do as you will, but often - if the org fails to make changes, I will bet against them. * PS I cleaned up on Enron, it is how I funded my house downpayment and renovations.....pity I wasn't watching the housing market as close as the energy market - i got severely screwed on that - I no longer trust banks, real estate, derivative markets, the Fed, nor stock market.....nor most things apple pie, baseball, hot dogs or Chevrolet.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    19/07/2016 #2 Deb🐝 Lange
    #1 Yes Laurent, however, some Managers believe it is up to the employee to create their own safety, or if they agree safety is important, many are unaware of how what is said and done results in intimidation and lack of emotional safety. Management need to look with new eyes of the process of their interactions, the how, not just the what. In fact, there is a whole new suite of expertise Management requires which is being acutely aware of patterns of behaviour and consequences to the fulfilment and performance of teams.
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/07/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you Deb Lange for sharing your insightful and educational post.
    I am totally agree with the Google result, as the first step of human management efficiency.
  11. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    Jobs' loyalty is no longer valueable? It is time for Transformation.
    Jobs' loyalty is no longer valueable? It is time for Transformation.I found today in my mailbox letter from Lisa Rangel titled as “I’m a slave to my job” that tells sad story of unemployed woman. This letter ends in the following way: ==+ excerpt Prioritizing yourself is a choice. Putting your company...
  12. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    Fostering collaborative leader-less teams  – Small units’ tactic #3
    Fostering collaborative leader-less teams – Small units’ tactic #3Dinosaurs became extinct because they were not quite agile to adapt to ever changing conditions of our planet. They were ferocious giants dominating entire planet, but, small mammals sneaked out from nowhere and stolen their glory and power.....
  13. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    “Explicit leadership” Vs. “Implicit governance” or how to get 200% growth on 20% investment – Small Units’ tactic #2
    “Explicit leadership” Vs. “Implicit governance” or how to get 200% growth on 20% investment – Small Units’ tactic #2If you opened this article to get more advises about leadership – close it immediately! You will not find herein any spells with magic words “woulda, shoulda, coulda” and final preaching for “more balanced approach”.  Before we move further I’d like...


    Igor Topalov
    27/06/2016 #4 Igor Topalov
    I've meant - that nonetheless I've been invited in as an IT consultant, not management consultant - I needed to contribute to improving of overall developers teams efficiency and proficiency! Yes, it took a lot of efforts to get access to ears of upper management and get them to support this idea, but it really worth it! At least you know that in order to trample out your traces other needs to step through them!
    Igor Topalov
    27/06/2016 #3 Igor Topalov
    I've come to necessity of social dynamics implementation through very simple fact - without support majority of efforts would be wasted!
    Igor Topalov
    27/06/2016 #2 Igor Topalov
    Quite an opposite.. First of all - all outlined is adoption of pedagogical methods developed and implemented in the beginning of 20th century (Anton Makarenko and others) + some basics of "social dynamics". Some of those approaches were implemented (not to full extent I have to admit, but with my influence) at three locations and shown VERY positive results.. .
    Daniel Anderson
    27/06/2016 #1 Daniel Anderson
    It's always interesting to read articles on, let's say, nontraditional managerial methods. Thanks for sharing this @Igor Topalov.
  14. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    Formula of an ideal group – Small units’ tactic #1
    Formula of an ideal group – Small units’ tactic #1That one who doesn’t think about remote consequences, Very soon will be faced with immediate problems.ConfuciusMighty castle could not be built on sands. Even if some playful jinni will manage to set a castle in such way, quite soon a castle either...