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

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Most managers, supervisors, and team leaders realize the importance of team-building, but just can't seem to find the time in their busy schedules. More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers provides the solution! The book contains 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Each activity is presented in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all highlighted for easy reference. Readers will find fun and effective activities for: building new teams and helping teams with new members finding creative ways to work together and solve problems increasing and improving communication keeping competition healthy and productive within the team dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration and more. The book also includes special guidance for "virtual teams," whose members are in different locations but must work as a unit. For anyone charged with the task of bringing teams together, this book is the answer.

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Amacom
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0814473784
  • 9780814473788
  • 252,737

About Brian Cole Miller

If you're like most managers, you probably don't have the luxury of running complicated, time-consuming team-building activities-yet you realize how important it is to get your people working together effectively. Building on the bestselling original, More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers gives you 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. The book presents each activity in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all highlighted for easy reference. This practical, results-oriented book contains fun and effective activities for: * building new teams and helping teams with new members * finding creative ways to work together and solve problems * increasing and improving communication * keeping competition healthy and productive within the team * dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration * and more. Packed with proven ideas for getting the most from your team-and including special guidance for "virtual teams," whose members are in different locations but must work as a unit-this book is the answer for anyone who wants to make a team stronger...and not waste any time doing it. Praise for Brian Cole Miller's Previous Books Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers "...an excellent primer on how to conduct and debrief his well-designed activities." -Training Media Review "I recommend Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers because the activities are fun, challenging, and easily implemented." -The Facilitator Keeping Employees Accountable for Results "Keeping Employees Accountable for Results is an excellent tool for doing just that." -Accounting Today Brian Cole Miller is the principal of Working Solutions, Inc., a management training and consulting firm whose clients include DuPont, Nationwide Insurance, and VIS. He is the author of Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers and Keeping Employees Accountable for Results. He lives in Dublin, Ohio.

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If you're like most managers, you probably don't have the luxury of running complicated, time-consuming team-building activities--yet you realize how important it is to get your people working together effectively. Building on the bestselling original, More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers gives you 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. The book presents each activity in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all highlighted for easy reference. This practical, results-oriented book contains fun and effective activities for: - building new teams and helping teams with new members - finding creative ways to work together and solve problems - increasing and improving communication - keeping competition healthy and productive within the team - dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration - and more. Packed with proven ideas for getting the most from your team--and including special guidance for "virtual teams," whose members are in different locations but must work as a unit--this book is the answer for anyone who wants to make a team stronger...and not waste any time doing it. Praise for Brian Cole Miller's Previous Books Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers ..".an excellent primer on how to conduct and debrief his well-designed activities." --"Training Media Review" "I recommend "Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers" because the activities are fun, challenging, and easily implemented." --"The Facilitator" Keeping Employees Accountable for Results ""Keeping Employees Accountable for Results" is an excellent tool for doing just that." --"Accounting Today" Brian Cole Miller is the principal of Working Solutions, Inc., a management training and consulting firm whose clients include DuPont, Nationwide Insurance, and VIS. He is the author of "Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers" and "Keeping Employees Accountable for Results." He lives in Dublin, Ohio.

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Table of contents

CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Part I. Getting Ready CHAPTER 1. How to Run a Successful Team-Building Activity 7 Step 1. Before: Select a pertinent activity for your team 7 Step 2. Before: Prepare for your team-building activity 8 Step 3. During: Explain the activity to the team 10 Step 4. During: Check for understanding before beginning 12 Step 5. During: Run the activity 13 Step 6. During: Debrief the activity 14 Step 7. After: Reinforce the learning back on the job 16 CHAPTER 2. What Could Go Wrong in a Team-Building Activity 17 Part II. The Activities CHAPTER 3. Welcoming: Introductions and Icebreakers 31 Bet You Didn't Know This 32 Cell Phone Rings 35 Haiku 38 Hangman 40 Heads or Tails 43 Human Poker 46 I am ... 50 Kids' Stuff 53 Pennies and Dice 56 Scramble 59 Word Count 62 CHAPTER 4. Battling: Games That Teach Healthy Competition 65 Balloon Battle 66 Chopsticks 69 Cotton Balls 72 Higher Lower 75 Marshmallow Dodge Ball 78 Snake Eyes 81 Tablecloth 85 Tall Towers 88 Team Scores 91 Unshuffle 95 CHAPTER 5. Teamwork: Challenges That Require Cooperation 99 Buttermilk Line 100 CONNECTIONS 103 CROSSING THE LINE 106 DOLLAR BILL 109 HOUSE 112 LETTER #27 115 LICENSE PLATES 117 ONE SYLLABLE 120 PUZZLED VISION 123 REACH FOR THE STARS 126 STICK IN THE MIDDLE 128 CHAPTER 6. Creativity: Challenges That Encourage Out-of-the-Box Thinking 131 ABCs 132 FAILURE STRATEGIES 135 FISHBOWL 138 FIST 140 JOB TITLES 143 MONSTERS 146 NEWSPAPER COSTUMES 148 SECRET AGENDA 151 STATUE MAKER 154 THE SWAMP 157 CHAPTER 7. Support: Activities to Appreciate and Help Each Other 161 Anonymous Feedback 162 GARBAGE 166 ONE WORD 169 POSITIVE ENVELOPES 172 SECRET COACH 175 TOMBSTONE 178 TOTEM POLES 181 TROPHIES 184 Index 187 About the Author 191

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