Category: Team Development

Personal Connection to Work is Key to Strong Culture

Personal Connection to Work is Key to Strong Culture Connect Empower Lead High 5 Motto

Personal Connection to Work is Key to Strong Culture Behind the Scenes at High 5 Adventure LearningBy Jim Grout Nonprofit service isn’t for everyone, but it’s a way of life for everyone at High 5. We believe what we do makes a difference for others, and that difference deserves the very best from all of […]

Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning!

Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning! Experiential Learning Blog

Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning! Guess What? Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning! Is it time to make a mid-year resolution, and commit to learning something new? We’ve all been faced with new things to learn during this past year. From mask-wearing and physical distancing to Zoom meetings. Looking back over this time of self-quarantining and […]

Reopening Tips and Resources For Challenge Course Instructors – Including Covid-19 Protocols

Reopening Tips and Resources For Challenge Course Instructors – Including Covid-19 Protocols Challenge Course Operations with Distance

Reopening Tips and Resources for Challenge Course Instructors Reopening Tips and Resources for Challenge Course Operators Successful challenge course programming starts with PREPARATION. Important reopening steps such as annual inspections and pre-programming walkthroughs are essential checkpoints in the reopening process of your course and program, but there’s more. An equally important perspective from both a […]

Team Building Facilitation Style That Works

Team Building Facilitation Style That Works Be Chameleon-like Facilitator

TEAM BUILDING FACILITATION STYLE THAT WORKS Team Building Facilitation Style That Works “A leader is best when people barely know they exist…when their work is done, their aim fulfilled, they will all say: We did it ourselves.” —Lao-Tzu, ancient philosopher Note to Self: The Team Building Experience Isn’t About YouBy Jim Grout Recently, I co-wrote […]

Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

LEADERSHIP IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 Leadership in the Time of COVID-19 By Jim Grout Rick Hess, whose blogs are frequently posted on Education Week, is one of my favorite no-nonsense, thoughtful observers about education and life in general. Reading his recent blog entitled Five Thoughts on the Coronavirus and Schools, I was struck by […]

Keep Your Office Culture Strong. CONNECTION is the Key!

Keep Your Office Culture Strong. CONNECTION is the Key!

KEEP YOUR OFFICE CULTURE STRONG. CONNECTION IS THE KEY! Keep Your Office Culture Strong. CONNECTION is the Key! Want to Improve Your Organizational Culture?  Imaginative Ways to Connect! By Jim Grout Flashback 13 weeks ago, I was putting the finishing touches on a blog that started like this… “Schools succeed, nonprofits thrive, sports teams win, […]

A Force to Be Reckoned With: The Helium Hoop

A Force to Be Reckoned With: The Helium Hoop

A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH: THE HELIUM HOOP A Force to Be Reckoned With: The Helium Hoop What’s Worse Than Unhealthy Conflict?  Let the Helium Hoop Decide. By Tom Miller, Phil Brown & Rich Keegan Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering, suggests unhealthy politeness is toxic to the development of effective teams. […]

5 Tips to Build Team Performance

5 Tips to Build Team Performance

5 TIPS TO BUILD TEAM PERFORMANCE 5 Tips to Build Team Performance Improve Your Team’s Performance with These High “5” Tips By Jim Grout A long time ago, I learned that even an experiential educator can’t experience everything. That may seem obvious, but in my world of adventure learning, experience is the key to everything […]

Essentials of Corporate Culture

Essentials of Corporate Culture

ESSENTIALS OF CORPORATE CULTURE The 3 Essential Pillars of Corporate Culture By Jim Grout Corporate observer Simon Sinek’s TED talks—How Great Leaders Inspire Action and Why Good Leaders Make You feel Safe—provide interesting insights into the role leaders play in shaping and maintaining a positive and effective corporate culture. As Sinek observes, ‘Your company doesn’t […]

Sweeping the Sheds

Sweeping the Sheds

SWEEP THE SHEDS Sweep the Sheds: A Powerful Concept for Team Building By Jim Grout There are stacks of books in my office and the largest is about team building. One book stands out from the rest, it’s LEGACY, about New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team. Subtitled What the All Blacks Have to Teach Us […]

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