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Fun for the Whole Family

Have you recently enjoyed a fun day out at our Phoenix ropes course? Good news, you can share the same excellent adventure with your friends and family with our adventure package.  Yes, kids too! Your group will have so much fun they won’t even notice you’re getting a little exercise. And a lot of fresh air. […]

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How to Execute a Hail Mary

A Hail Mary pass is a very long pass in American football, made in desperation with only a small chance of success. As facilitators, we often see managers use a team building event as a Hail Mary attempt. Communication and cooperation has been neglected for so long, and in desperation, the team leader attempts to fix the problem by planning […]

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A Simple Way to Give Better Gifts

Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, has been researching the correlation between money and happiness for decades. What has he found? It turns out that while we used to think material things were the way to happiness, according to science, what will bring you the most lasting happiness are experiences — travel, outdoor activities, […]

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Kate Hudson’s Team building Wisdom

Bear Grylls, with his extensive military background, is a fountain of wisdom on teamwork. But on a recent episode of his show, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, it was a celebrity co-star who had the insightful words. While sitting around the campfire roasting freshly caught pigeon, Actress Kate Hudson found herself opening up personally to the […]

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Meet your ODA Facilitator

Team building Facilitator Profile: Josh Describe your team building philosophy I believe that events should be really fun and highly interactive, because that is usually the opposite of the work environment. Favorite team building event or game? Who Stole My Chicken? Books or Books on tape? Books on tape, I drive a lot. Although, I […]

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Four Easy steps to Improved Communication

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming? Not so well? Well don’t worry, there is still plenty of time for self-improvement. Communication is one of those traits that any of us can easily improve upon at any given moment. Here are some simple ways to improve your communication skills – no daunting resolutions required. 1. […]

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Fumbles, Failure and Dealing with Defeat

If your ODA facilitators don’t seem as upbeat as usual this week, it’s because our favorite teams suffered some devastating losses in the recent NFL playoffs (colts and packers). The defeats are particularly difficult this year, as a playoff win would have brought a favored team to our Phoenix home for the Superbowl. There was […]

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Surviving the Storm

Summer Storms have rocked the Phoenix metro area, stalling cars in flooded streets and leaving a mess of downed trees and mud-caked yards. In the same way, tough times – financial strain, acquisitions, PR crises– can sweep through a business, leaving employees feeling shocked and defeated. The good news for organizations is that tough times […]

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The Value of a True Professional

As the school year starts again, think about how important professional teachers are to the education process. Our trained educators know how to keep young learners engaged by pacing the lesson, asking the right questions, incorporating the right activities. Professional team builders use similar techniques to promote practical application of the various activities teams complete […]

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Keepin’ Up the Kindness

Last month, in honor of Valentine’s, this space was dedicated to promoting workplace acts of kindness. But nurturing an atmosphere of goodwill, doesn’t have to limited to one month a year. Kindness is not difficult. It doesn’t require any money, any training, any real effort, and you can start right away, either individually or as […]

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