Entries by James Bennett

The Not Impossible Labs

Graffiti is has a special role in our collective Firefly hearts. When I saw what the Not Impossible Labs was doing to help Tempt, a graffiti artist paralyzed by ALS, I had to share. Not only was I moved by the story of Tempt, I am blown away by the mindset and hustle of The […]

Mobile Escape Room – Team Building @ Pasea Hotel

The clock was counting down and nobody wanted to see it hit ZERO! That was the scene during our mobile escape room experience at the Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach for our client’s team building sessions. The first few moments are chaos and then the wheels start turning. Your group begins to unravel the puzzles, […]

Remote Office Sharing with Hoffice?

I recently came across the concept of the Hoffice. It’s a fledgling movement in Sweden that gives working from home a twist. Instead of heading to a cafe or working by yourself, other telecommuters are invited to share someones home. They work in silence for 45 minute blocks. In between those blocks they chat, exercise, […]

Part 2: Interview With Mike Cardus

Part 2 of our interview with Mike Cardus of Team Building & Leadership What is your favorite Networking Activity? A team building activity in and of itself is useless. It is like yelling “RED!”.  When I have people come together who do not know each other very well, I enjoy using Social Network Un_Plugged as […]

Team Building Perspectives: Mike Cardus

Perspective is important me as team building professional. I constantly search for new perspectives and inspiration that challenge my professional habits and comfort zones. It could be a new game, technology, or belief system; what matters is I’m challenging my brain to make new connections. I follow Mike Cardus of Team Building & Leadership on Twitter […]

Charity Bike Build – Los Angeles Team Building

A Charity Bike Build in Los Angeles adds a feel-good community service piece to your next event. Connecting your team to need in the community allows a little heart to sneak into working relationships. Recent studies find that personal connections are one of the best indicators of a high performing teams.  In our Los Angeles bicycle build your teams will have […]

Quick Communication – How to Talk With Coworkers

Everyone has a communication style. Whether it’s data driven, full of emotions, or direct and to the point we all need to hear information in a manner that makes sense to us. Here’s a quick reference graphic you can use to try and gauge the social currency your teammates need. We explore communication styles more […]

Turn ANY Office Activity Into a Team Building Event

Hunger Games style Nerf battle in the office? Team building. Bringing a photographer in to shoot new profile photos? Team Building. Office trashcan hoops tournament? Yes, team building. I can make cleaning the storage closet a team building moment. Team building activities aren’t limited to facilitator led sessions. Embrace the idea that it doesn’t matter […]