The Magic of Teams

One of our favorite gigs is designing and facilitating team offsites.   Team offsite? you ask incredulously. Unfortunately, a lot of offsites are not that productive nor are they very engaging.  Time is not used well and outcomes are unclear.  That's why we say, "When it matters, hire a facilitator." We're currently in design for two [...]

The Progress Principle and Creativity

I've been a BIG fan of Teresa Amabile for years.  Dr. Amabile is currently the Director of Research at Harvard University and has written extensively about creativity--what helps it and what hinders it. She's just published a jewel of a book called The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at [...]