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Teambuilding Game: Penny Goals

Are you looking for a teambuilding activity to help you teach goal setting and achievement?  If yes, you'll likely find this activity to be a powerful one.

People work individually or in teams of two to place as many drops of water on the head penny (coin).  The game is over for you when water spills off the penny.

You might be amazed at how many drops of water will fit on the head of a penny.

Using the same teambuilding game, you can help participants experience what happens when we contaminate the teams we work on.  Just add a drop of soap to the water you supply and the surface tension is minimized which causing a dramatic reduction in the number of drops that will fit on the penny.


Would you like to lead this teambuilding game with your group?

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  • Setup & Preparation directions
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  • Debriefing suggestions
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Mark Sturgell

My coaching clients often ask me, "How many goals should I have?" once they realize the true power of goal-setting. This is a perfect activity that helps them answer the question, "How much is enough?" By adding the soap, it teaches another lesson about keeping our goals aligned with our purpose. Thanks again, Tom. As always, you are incredible.


I am looking for simple goal setting activities. Any ideas?

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