Accountability Starts with You!

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There is a good chance you have found this article as a leader or trainer trying to figure out how to hold people accountable. Funny thing, accountability. Ask almost anyone if they hold themselves accountable and you will receive one of…

Authenticity and its Place in Teams

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Recently I ran across a very interesting question: Authenticity -- what does it mean to you? Do you believe it exists as a central core characteristic? Is it a construct of the modern management environment? Does it have a relevance or should…
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The 'Stuff of Legend'

(Business Destinations) -- When disaster strikes in the office, it’s essential that boardrooms remain calm, cool and collected. Colleagues must work as a team to overcome obstacles. Yet it’s tricky to work together effectively when employees…
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5 Ways to Ensure Your Teambuilding Will Suck

By James Carter There are many reasons why a team building activity will fail.  Meaning it sucked.  Let's be honest, there are many that are really terrible.  We have run a few of them ourselves that utterly failed.  It is embarrassing…
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Common Questions About Corporate Team Building

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Corporate team building is the newest innovation that is being used to incorporate positive attitude to the workforce for the main goal achieving the aim of the company. In the present working environment, we are faced with the fact that we…
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Awareness or Solution, Which Is Better?

There are a lot of people who have already brought awareness to the cause that they have just discovered. Last time, I encountered a conversation with a person that called me up and declared that the main purpose why he was forming a group is…
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Cargill Builds 15 Bicycles for the Geneva Boys and Girls Club

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Cargill set a Legendary precedent kicking off their three-day, northeastern conference building 15 bicycles for the youngsters of the local Boys and Girls Club of Geneva. With corporate responsibility threading together their international…
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Enel Green Power Walks on Fire!

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Walk on fire. Surely that is impossible. Right? What if we looked beyond the predetermined notions of what is and is not possible? This mindset is exactly what the executives of Enel Green Power challenged themselves to as the sun…

California Pizza Kitchen Inspires Action on Sailing Adventure

Executives of the California Pizza Kitchen are creating positive change within their organization taking the time to invest in their most important asset, their people.  Keeping this in the forefront of their mind, they were challenged…
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14 Actelion Employees Built a Better Tomorrow

Fourteen member of Actelion’s sales teams highlighted that in one afternoon one group with a common purpose can make a meaningful and steadfast difference. How? The power of play. Ninety-four percent of four-year-old children scored…

Beginning the Legend's Journey at NODA's Region 8 Conference

Dare to be first - a theme that turned into the palpable vibe that lasted the entirety of NODA’s Region 8 conference at the University of Delaware. “Each and everyone of you is a Legendary Instigator. This is a person who works vigorously…

60 Children Get Brand New Bicycles at NBCUniversal Conference

On Monday, April 16, 500 participants from NBCUniversal came together on Pier 86, adjacent to the Intrepid Battleship.  Spinning wrenches and twisting screw drivers, these participants were building a brand new NBCUniversal product.  Little…

Extreme Executive Retreat

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By James Carter Tim Hume of CNN interviewed Founder and CEO, James Carter, about the extreme nature of our executive retreats and why they are essential for some executive teams: A short article can never capture everything that is important…

The Carrot and Stick Approach No Longer Applies

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Most of the time, business is at the forefront of change in our society. Sometimes, on the cutting and bleeding edge of change. But from time to time, business is sadly behind what we know to be fact. This is especially true when it comes to what motivates employees within a company. Traditionally, a 'Carrot and Stick' approach to rewarding employees has worked very well. A goal is set and if you achieve it, you get the carrot. If you fail to achieve it, you get the stick. According to Dan Pink, author of Drive, the Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, the carrot and stick still work, but in narrowly defined areas.
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Novartis's reCreation Event Supports Indian Summer Camp

On January 8, 2012, Novartis kicked off the new year with more than just good intentions.  Donating $9,500 and 120 One World Futbols to Indian Summer Camp, a place for children who are going through or recovering from cancer, this company took…