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Build your own winning team: Lessons from cricket

With the Indian Premier League beginning today, 2011 is turning out to be a cricket-heavy year. But watching cricket need not be all play and no work. In fact, India’s historic win in the ICC World Cup Saturday is a case study for managers on the power of the right team. Indian captain M.S. Dhoni […]

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Cricket: For team bonding!!

Never before has any single event transformed a nation of so many disparate cultures and colors under one color – Blue!!Yes folks, blue is officially the new black!! From ads exhorting you to bleed blue to having the Indian team picture posted on any blue surface worth noticing, there has not been any shortage of […]

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why do team building activities usually involve games?

When was the last time you played a game? Chances are it was a long time ago, as new statistics show that half of  adults don’t find the time to play games simply for fun. I know what you are thinking — play is at the very bottom of your ever-expanding to do list. So why play games […]

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The Power of a Huddle

There is something about sitting around in a close huddle and swapping stories that makes people bond together like nothing else does. This is also one of the best ways I know of to get the hidden area we talked about in our previous post on the Johari window, to be reduced significantly.  Long ago, […]

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Situational leadership activity – Blind Man’s Tower

Hi, This is a popular activity used for showcasing situational leadership, communication under pressure, trust etc. In brief, the activity is done as below. Equipment needed: Teams of 3 people each, 50 paper cups per teams, tables/work areas, open space so that teams can work without disturbing each other. Instructions to participants:After dividing participants into […]

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The Marshmallow Challenge!

This below activity was put together by Tom Wujec a fellow at Autodesk. The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. The task is simple: In eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks […]

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