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TeleSeminar: Debriefing Teambuilding Games -- Top Questions Answered

Learning how to lead a teambuilding game is easy compared with learning how to debrief the activity. 

On Wednesday May 21, 2008 Tom Heck, President and Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators led a special TeleSeminar where he answered the top questions on how to debrief teambuilding games. 

Over 100 questions about debriefing teambuilding games were submitted by Teamwork Facilitators and the best of the best questions were answered.

Topics covered included:

  • Resistance, Reluctance and Silence
  • Metaphors and Front Loading
  • Best questions to ask
  • Transferring learning
  • And more!

REGISTER NOW:  $79 and receive the class recording and all class notes

NOTICE:  Access to the recording and class notes for this program are only available to members of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators.  Become a member and get instant access to this resource and much more!  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Leadership Book: "A New Earth" -- Oprah interviews author Eckhart Tolle

A_new_earth Oprah just finished a fantastic 10-week webinar on a must-read personal and leadership development book entitled "A New Earth -- Awakening To Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle.

If you've had a desire to become a more conscious leader then download and listen to (or watch) all 10 sessions for free HERE.

In A New Earth, author Eckhart Tolle shows how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world.

Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world.

Building a better world is what leadership is all about.

Team Hoyt: Inspirational Father & Son Team

Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races.  And if they're not in a marathon they are in a triathlon.  Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America.

It's a remarkable record of exertion -- all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk.

For the past twenty five years or more Dick, who is 65, has pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines.  When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing.  When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike.  When Dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick.

At Rick's birth in 1962 the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and cut off oxygen to his brain.  Dick and his wife, Judy, were told that there would be no hope for their child's development.

"It’s been a story of exclusion ever since he was born. When he was eight months old the doctors told us we should just put him away — he’d be a vegetable all his life, that sort of thing. Well those doctors are not alive any more, but I would like them to be able to see Rick now."

What are some lessons here for teams and those who lead teams?

  • When things look tough you still get to choose how you will respond.
  • 100% dedication to your teammates can be an inspiration to others.
  • Listening to the well-meaning advice of "experts" will not necessarily give you the life you desire.

Here's a heart warming video of Team Hoyt that's been viewed on YouTube over 8 million times.

Teambuilding Game: Hot Stuff (aka Nuclear Waste Transfer)

The Hot Stuff teambuilding activity requires a team to use a unique "tool" to grab a can filled with golf balls and dump the golf balls in another can all while remaining outside a roped off area.

What makes this activity tricky is that the cans are different diameters - - the tool fits snuggly on one and not the other.  Teams can also have difficulty figuring out how to dump the golf balls (tipping the can in a controlled manner).  And to make it really challenging on the team, just supply them with the raw materials needed to make the tool (bicycle inner tube and rope) and require the team to make a tool (no hints).

This teamwork exercise is sometimes called "Nuclear Waste Transfer". 

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

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  • Setup & Preparation directions
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  • Debriefing suggestions
  • Variations
  • Detailed "how to make it" if props are involved
  • Video clips and photos

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