Archive for the 'Executive Teams' Category

The ‘Stuff of Legend’

January 23 2014No Commented

Categorized Under: Executive Retreat, Executive Teams

(Business Destinations) — When disaster strikes in the office, it’s essential that boardrooms remain calm, cool and collected. Colleagues must work as a team to overcome obstacles. Yet it’s tricky to work together effectively when employees don’t feel like they’re part of that team. Water cooler chat and after-work drinks are all well and good, […]

Enel Green Power Walks on Fire!

June 25 2012No Commented

Categorized Under: Courage, Executive Retreat, Executive Teams

Walk on fire. Surely that is impossible. Right? What if we looked beyond the predetermined notions of what is and is not possible? This mindset is exactly what the executives of Enel Green Power challenged themselves to as the sun set and the fires roared on Friday night. Having no idea of the feats they […]

California Pizza Kitchen Inspires Action on Sailing Adventure

June 18 2012No Commented

Categorized Under: Executive Retreat, Executive Teams

Executives of the California Pizza Kitchen are creating positive change within their organization taking the time to invest in their most important asset, their people.  Keeping this in the forefront of their mind, they were challenged to learn, communicate, and constantly adapt to a changing environment as they sailed through Newport harbor. When you examine […]

Extreme Executive Retreat

April 10 2012one Commented

Categorized Under: Better Business, Executive Retreat, Executive Teams, Team Building

By James Carter Tim Hume of CNN interviewed Founder and CEO, James Carter, about the extreme nature of our executive retreats and why they are essential for some executive teams: A short article can never capture everything that is important but Tim does a great job of highlighting the role these retreats have in the […]

The Five C’s Of Managing Virtual Teams

July 1 2008No Commented

Categorized Under: Executive Teams, Team Building

Written with Jennifer Rasmussen Your face to face kickoff meeting has just been deemed nonessential travel by the powers that be. The project, however, is just as essential as ever. The team members are scattered in offices all over the country. They’ve never met, seen, or heard each other, but they need to work as […]

MENTORING: WHY YOUR MANAGERS DON’T BUY IT?

September 22 2005No Commented

Categorized Under: Better Business, Executive Teams

Written with Les McKeown When we’re asked to help refresh or rejuvenate mentoring programs that are struggling to make an impact, the most common underlying problem is lack of clearly defined program goals. The second most common problem is lack of buy-in by managers and supervisors. Here’s the top three reasons why this happens: 1. […]

Untangling Complex Group Dynamics

July 16 2005No Commented

Categorized Under: Better Business, Executive Teams, Team Building

Written with Andrea Corney Acorn Consulting One of the factors I talk about in “Getting Traction” is the difficulty in working through complex and abstract issues. In the paper I briefly mention a management team that had spent more than a year spinning on one issue without getting resolution. This is an in depth look […]

MENTORING: REMIND ME – WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

August 28 0204No Commented

Categorized Under: Better Business, Executive Teams

Written with Les Mckeown Julie and I just returned from a great few days in San Jose. While there we had an opportunity to work with some folks who wanted to REFRESH a mentoring program that wasn’t getting the results. The more we looked at it, the clearer it became that the reason the program […]