Resources for Team Building

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You do not always get the best people. Oftentimes, members of your team are chosen by someone else — and they expect you to make things happen. And you can make the best things happen if you’ll give it your best shot.

You can unleash the potential of your team. Every member of your team has a seed of success that you only need to nurture. Create a climate where it will grow. Encourage everyone to always give their best shot.

Jef Menguin

What do you expect to happen in your team building?

They typical answer is to play games. Because every team building facilitator made them play games.  But playing games will not build a team.

Team building is about building teamwork muscles. You’ve got to exercises to build team muscles. Your team building exercises must be opportunities for deliberate practice of whatever teamwork muscles you need to learn. The operational phrase is deliberate practice.

Next: Learn more about team building exercises.



Run team building workshops like a pro!

You can join this rare opportunity of developing yourself into an effective team building facilitator. On November 14-16, 2013, Starfisher Asia will hold a team building facilitators bootcamp. In this bootcamp you will learn what every creative facilitators need to know,  rapid instructional design, and run live team building workshops.  Learn more about the Bootcamp.

Updates on Team Bootcamp

Jef Menguin

The 3-day Team Building Facilitators bootcamp will set the standards for all genuine team building exercises in the Philippines.

The number of participants is limited. Each will have the opportunity to learn rapid instructional design. This module is the most beneficial. The participants will be able to come up with appropriate activities to address specific team competencies.

The venue will be Gratchi’s Getaway in Tagaytay City. The completion of the facilities is in progress and I am giving them my two-cents worth of advice. I suggest that you visit the website of Gratchi’s and inquire about their services. It will surely worth your while.

There are five more days before we close the registration of the Bootcamp. Why not join us? You will learn valuable skills, and you will have the chance to earn more.

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You cannot solve all team problems by simply conducting a yearly team building exercise. I conducting facilitating team building for companies since 2004 and I realized that most companies waste time, effort, and money for team building exercises that do not build teams.

I invite you to consider a team development program for your teams. The program goesbeyond playing games and training. It is focused on delivering results. We ofthis our team development services to companies that value people excellence.

When you are ready to invest in a result-oriented and measurable team development program, contact us here.

One can hardly pick up a magazine or a newspaper without reading a report that some company has doubled its productivity, increased efficiency five-fold, decreased error rates to Six Sigma, or increased profits by 60 percent— all due to—you’ve got it—teamwork!

Yet teamwork is one of those things that we seem to do more talking about than acting on. It seems we’ve moved into the 21st Century still trying to figure out how to build a highly productive team. We still ask: How can a team improve its effectiveness? and Can team building actually improve a team’s performance?

The answer is yes. And we can help you. When you need a experts on team building facilitation in the Philippines, you may contact me here. Write Your Comments Contest

This is the contest that I promised to announce on Tuesday (August 23) which is open to all the blog subscribers and blog readers of The contest is from August 23 to 30. The winner will be announced on August 31 through this website. Also, the winner will be informed by way of email.

The Purpose

The purpose of the contest is to encourage my readers to explore the personal development and leadership articles of  blog. Every time I start writing, I always aspire to create something of value for my readers. This time, I want to encourage you my readers and subscribers (who I assume are readers too!) to speak your mind and write your comments. The world needs your voice so I encourage you to speak up.

How Can You Join?
1. You read the articles in this website and write your comments. One valid comment is one entry to the contest. 100 valid comments mean 100 entries. To jumpstart this contest, I have written  10 article links below. You may comment on any article in this website.
2. Valid comments are those which are related to the topic (spammers will not win!), and must be at least thirty words.
3. Duplicate comments are not allowed. This means that you cannot make the same comments for more than one article. I know that you will not do that, I just need to specify for creative contestants around.
4. You must use only one name if you intend to make more than one comment. I am encouraging you to reveal the real you because that is what is all about.

How to Choose the Winners
1. Remille, my secretary, will monitor your comment. The first comment that we approve on Tuesday will be comment #1 and the second will be #2 and so on. We don’t have to show you all the number owners, but trust us. We are doing this to inspire you to comment and to have fun here.
2. My reply to your comments and to those who belong to Starfisher Asia (my company) are not counted.
3. To determine the winner, we shall use

And the Prize is

You shall get the handsome amount of 1000 pesos for sharing your ideas. We will not charge you anymore for your education here. Hehe. I shall be depositing the money to your paypal or gcash account. If you are my neighbor, I shall drop by and congratulate you.

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Speak Your mind, share your thoughts, and tell your friends about this contest.