Positively Stellar Teams™
An Incredibly Fun
and Effective On-Your-Feet
Team Building Experience
Listen to our clients in their own
"Excellent! The team came away enthused
and charged, and most of all, they learned how to work together as a
team and as leaders."
- Jamie Jones, Regional Director,
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals
"Interpersonal relationships blossomed!
David got a wide variety of people to work together in a new way and the
end result was that we have a closer team. Now, when we pat each other on the
back and thank each other, it's not just lip-service; it's deeply felt.
A great experience."
- Chuck Hotze, National Sales Manager,
takes a solid team to bring out the best in each of its members. This
unique on-your-feet experience is one of our most requested programs because
it's a guaranteed eye-opener, where participants experience exactly what it takes for leaders and
teams to soar! Your meeting room will be filled with
great laughs, great insights, and usable ideas!
program begins on an electronic maze (a programmable checkerboard-like carpet). Teams
must navigate through the maze without triggering any alarmed squares. This is
compared to the unknowns in their rapidly-changing workplace. Talk about
navigating a "maze of change" -- Which way do you turn without
being penalized? How do you communicate direction and vision with all the players?
Who has the time when we're all so busy?
Teams have 15 minutes and $15 million working capital. Overhead
costs $1 million per minute. The clock starts. After the first minute, teams typically
cease planning and communicating and spring into action. Many team members are unclear of
their roles and the mission. Sound familiar? Because teams are not
allowed to talk once the first participant touches the carpet, innovative
communication strategies and decision-making skills are required. How innovative is your team?
How does fear stop them from taking risks and using their
Some participants are eager to lead and walk confidently
from square to square. Some share and learn from one another, while many reinvent the
wheel and waste precious time and money. Many participants appear paralyzed once
they reach unexplored territory -- afraid to let down the team by making the
"wrong decision." But their indecision was very costly at $1
million per minute. Which
participants from your group will emerge as confident leaders? You may be surprised. How can you develop new leaders?
support and encourage
their team members, but just wait until one of them makes a mistake and triggers
an alarm or leads a person down the wrong path. How does your team react when
others "fail" or are wrong?
Frustration builds, but a wonderful cheer is
heard as the first team member makes it all the way across. But where was the recognition for the
"less successful" team members who only made it through a few rows? Didn't they
help the team? Who receives the recognition in your
organization and who could benefit from more of it? How does this impact
and willingness to try new things?
do better in round two..."
Once participants feel comfortable with how to accomplish their
task, David allows them to try one more time with a new path. It appears that
they have indeed learned many lessons from round one and they are doing
significantly better. But wait... there are sudden changes nobody warned them about (just like in their real
world). Many feel the changes are unfair and
Some become quite vocal and spend their time and money complaining. Others
simply quit playing. And some decide to turn the changes into opportunities. How similar is this to your
workplace? What will your group do? How can you keep everyone motivated
especially when people are stressed? How can you combat
negativity and see opportunity in the midst of all the changes?
powerful discussion follows this energizing activity.
Participants create Personal Action Plans
to ensure their success and accountability as leaders and team members back in the workplace long after the program is over.
Participants learn many powerful tools from this outstanding
activity including how to:
Function as a cohesive
team with "healthy" competition
Develop effective leaders that others
want to follow
Keep people motivated
Increase team spirit and camaraderie
Open the lines of communication
Create shared visions
Identify team members fears that block success
Develop a support system that allows team members to stretch
their comfort zones
Increase mutual trust and support
Recognize and reward little successes in order to achieve your
View "failures" as valuable lessons in order to grow, promote risk-taking and creativity
Maintain a positive attitude toward progress, change, and
flexible and be victors of change
Much, much more!
To reinforce the learning,
we recommend that each participant receive a
copy of David’s book
Seven Simple Principles to Achieve
Your Goals and Dreams (contact us for details).
Our team building programs typically range from
approximately 90 minutes to one full day.
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Our Clients Say
"The best division meeting in
ten years! Our changing environment drove the need for a speaker who brings a
message of relevance and inspiration. David's 'maze' program gave us an
invaluable experience that has carried back to the workplace in a positive way.
A great beginning to our new and dynamic organization."
- E. Oakley, Division Manager,
"Our group continues to rave about
this program! There's a reason why we have David back so often -- fun,
interaction, lots of usable ideas, and bottom line results. David helped our
group feel more positive about working here and more positive about working
together as a cohesive team. In addition, what a generous gesture to donate your
entire fee to the Special Olympics in our name!"
A. Keith, Meeting Planner, Legal Department,
"The highest-rated program at our
three-day sales conference, and our group believes they've seen it all! What
separates this program from so many others is that it goes way beyond just being
fun... it really helps make the workplace better."
- T. Rollins, Assistant Marketing Manager,
"Thank you for the best meeting we
ever had. I heard that comment many times. This program was the perfect activity
-- not only was it fun, but important lessons were emphasized in a way we will
all surely call to mind often."
- S. Frost, Executive Assistant,
"Three months have past and
our group is still talking about the program! Now that's the mark of a
successful program. It's often a risk bringing in an outside speaker, but David
far exceeded our expectations. The program was great fun, highly interactive and
loaded with ideas we could really use to continue building our stellar team. I
highly recommend his services."
- M. Dannenberg,
Division Vice President and General Manager,
"David was by far the best speaker
we have work with. This program helped us explore new avenues in communicating,
coaching, and teamwork. We found several things we can do differently to
increase our effectiveness at work.
- L. Latiolais, President,
International Customer Service Assn.