I have had the pleasure of working with Buffalo State Colleges’ Executive Board focusing on leadership communication.
We spent 6 hours as a group facilitating a discussion about our diverse personalities using a DiSC assessment, communication tendencies of the individual members, as well as how to develop a team force and strategy to effectively serve the Buffalo State College students.
We had laughs and some great breakthroughs, more laughs, then some discussion of how to use all the individuals unique talents to add to the team for focus and effectiveness.
Here are some of my favorite photos of the day.
The above behavior traits are common to people high in Conscientious: Persons with High “C” styles adhere to rules, regulations, and structure. They like to do quality work and do it right the first time. High “C” people are careful, cautious, exacting, neat, systematic, diplomatic, accurate, and tactful.
Hoopdom is a Team Building activity that Create-Learning-Team Building uses to highlight planning and roles amongst team members. The power of hands-on reinforcement of learning content makes the information stay in the minds of the participants. Additionally groups are facilitated through a series of learning components based on creative team thinking as well as improvement of existing processes.
This team building activity represents a difficult challenge for your team. You have many different goals and projects that need to be accomplished; each nail is a specific goal and/or project. All of them are important, and for the team to be successful you must find a solution that uses all the nails hence achieving successes with all the projects. The interconnection between each project is critical to your success; all the projects must be balanced and self-sustaining. Your company has no funding for additional resources, so you will only be able to use the materials at hand
This is one of the team building activities that I led all the time when I started in this field almost 17 years ago, then abandoned for newer ideas. Recently I have been bringing it back and finding it very effective. The concept used with this college leadership group was one of micro-expressions and micro-aggressions. The pole rises up with the smallest movement of your fingers, causing those next to you to raise their fingers to compensate, causing you to raise your fingers even higher to compensate – making the pole float, when it is supposed to go to the floor!