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Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes

Book Description

No experience necessary: Any manager can build great teams with these simple exercises.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. Part I. Getting Ready
    1. CHAPTER 1. How to Run a Successful Team-Building Activity
      1. STEP 1. BEFORE: SELECT AN ACTIVITY THAT’S GOOD FOR YOUR TEAM
      2. STEP 2. BEFORE: PREPARE FOR YOUR TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITY
      3. STEP 3. DURING: EXPLAIN THE ACTIVITY TO THE TEAM
      4. STEP 4. DURING: CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING BEFORE BEGINNING
      5. STEP 5. DURING: RUN THE ACTIVITY
      6. STEP 6. DURING: DEBRIEF THE ACTIVITY
      7. STEP 7. AFTER: REINFORCE THE LEARNING BACK ON THE JOB
    2. CHAPTER 2. What Could Go Wrong in a Team-Building Activity
  8. Part II. The Activities
    1. CHAPTER 3. Communication: Listening and Influencing
      1. $2 NEGOTIATION
      2. CARD TRIANGLES
      3. LISTEN UP
      4. ME, MYSELF, AND I
      5. ORIGAMI
      6. SHARED VALUES
      7. WASHING MACHINES
    2. CHAPTER 4. Connecting: Getting to Know Each Other
      1. A DAY IN THE LIFE . . .
      2. GOSSIP TIME
      3. HUMAN BILLBOARDS
      4. MY N.A.M.E.
      5. A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
      6. RATHER THAN
      7. READY, SET, REORGANIZE!
      8. SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES
      9. SWEET STORIES
    3. CHAPTER 5. Cooperation: Working Together as a Team
      1. CATCH!
      2. PASS THE CARD
      3. POPCORN
      4. PUZZLED
      5. SILENCE IS GOLDEN
      6. STAR POWER
      7. TIED!
      8. UNITED HEARTS
    4. CHAPTER 6. Coping: Dealing with Change
      1. CHANGE TIME LINE
      2. GUESS AND SWITCH
      3. INDEX TOWERS
      4. MACHINES
      5. MAKEOVERS
      6. NUMBERS
      7. PUZZLED THUMBS
      8. SIMON SEZ
      9. WRONG-HANDED PICTURE
    5. CHAPTER 7. Creativity: Solving Problems Together
      1. SEVEN HANDS
      2. BALLOON SCULPTURES
      3. CARD STACK
      4. CONSULTANTS
      5. IMPROVE THIS
      6. ONE-WORDED STORIES
      7. PAPER SHUFFLE
    6. CHAPTER 8. Teamwork: Appreciating and Supporting Each Other
      1. BLAME GAME
      2. BUT NOTHING (FEEDBACK)
      3. BUT NOTHING (IDEAS)
      4. FIRST IMPRESSIONS
      5. JUNK TO JEWELS
      6. KUDOS
      7. LABELS
      8. RAINBOW OF DIVERSITY
      9. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME
      10. ZYX
  9. Index
  10. About the Author