Team Building

  • All Entrepreneurs Should Rock Climb

    I wrote this blog entry for a networking group I co-organize called Startup Climbing. We’re a group of entrepreneurs who get together to climb, network, and learn. The concepts here are applicable to team building and being a strong performer at the office, so I’m reposting it here. Enjoy! Every Wednesday night I rock climb with a […]

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  • Standing Desks, Cornhole, and Shooting Ranges– How Does Your Company Build Community?

    Whack! A beanbag smacks against a wooden board, slides through a hole, and the office erupts in cheers! This is the first thing I witness upon walking through the office doors of Salo, a staffing agency in Minneapolis. It’s 11:00am on a Wednesday morning and the staff is playing cornhole (or doghouse, or bagtoss, depending […]

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  • Boost Your Energy and Increase Your Focus in 5 Minutes. Here’s How:

    “Going for a run is like taking a little bit of Ritalin and a little bit of Prozac.” This is one of my favorite quotes by Dr John J Ratey. He’s a neuroscientist who studies the effect of physical activity on the brain (he’s also one of my personal heros and the author of the fantastic book, Spark: The […]

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  • Standing Meetings Improve Performance

    Standing meetings are on the rise! In 2011, a survey of 6,042 tech companies found that 78% held daily standing meetings (often referred to as the daily scrum). Most of these companies hold standing meetings for efficiency’s sake, and the research supports this. A study in 1998 found that standing meetings are a third shorter than sitting meetings but […]

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  • Walking for Corporate Wellness

    National Walking Day is April 2nd! This is a fantastic opportunity to show your employees that you support them in their pursuit of health. Do it! It’s easy: take 30 minutes out of your day to go on a walk with your staff. It demonstrates that your company is aware of the challenges inherent in […]

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  • Get More Done and Do It Better

    We’re all well aware of the physical benefits of exercise. It tones muscles, sheds fat, and makes us stronger, faster, better, right? Well, yes. And that’s awesome, but the cognitive benefits are what make exercise a win-win for companies who promote it. If you exercise before or during work, you’ll get more done and you’ll […]

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  • 3 Easy Tips for Healthy Resolutions

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2014! If you’re like most people, you’re feeling optimistic about a fresh start, and chances are high that at least one of your New Year’s resolutions is about being healthier. Well congrats! That’s a good place to be— Optimistically thinking about your health. Here are 3 guidelines to help […]

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  • Punch Your Colleague in His Face!

    It was a dreary day in Manhattan the day before Thanksgiving. A constant rain filled the streets with that mucky water any urban veteran knows to avoid. Under hoods and black umbrellas, the group made their way through crowded sidewalks. Just west of 5th avenue on 28th street, they ducked out of the rain to […]

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