The Changing face of Teambuilding

 I have been involved in the teambuilding industry since 1994 and as a result I often get asked by industry publications if I’d like to write editorial or them.  When I agree, they want to charge me a fee because they feel that my article will constitute “marketing”.  The real message behind this practice though, is not that they want to charge me for marketing, but they are willing to place anyone’s...

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To succeed, you gotta be having some…

 “People rarely succeed, unless they have fun in what they are doing.”  Dale Carnegie Haven’t we all dreamt of doing something we really enjoy?  We’ve been on long training rides dreaming that we could this everyday.  We watch Ernie Els, thinking that he has a dream job. Point is that there are lots of thing we love doing for fun.  However, the moment you get paid to do anything, the moment there...

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How unthinking people can make – or break – your day.

In a business environment where everyone wants to streamline their business, cut costs, reduce the headcount but still remain in business, I often find that those decisions – fiscally astute as they might be – backfire. Yesterday I called the SABC about my TV license. (For my international readers: All South Africans are required by law to be in possession of a license in order to own a TV. This has to be paid annually in order to...

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Co-ordination and Mind Management game

While sitting down (or standing if you have good balance), lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it. At the same time, repeatedly draw the number 6 in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and without an awful lot of practice, there’s nothing you can do to prevent it. This effect seems to be because drawing the number 6 is effectively a counter-clockwise movement which the brain...

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Bullet and ball

You’re standing on the edge of an ocean with a high powered rifle and a ball. The ocean is smooth and there is no wind. Holding the rifle level with the ground six feet high, you fire a bullet out to sea. The very instant the bullet leaves the barrel you drop the ball from the same height as the rifle. Which will hit the water first, the bullet or the ball? Answer: The ball will hit first. The curvature of the earth will cause the bullet...

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