“It all sounded so simple. My high-performing and well organised team were given a task to complete in a given time-frame. This called for a clear objectives, clearly defined roles, good teamwork & leadership. How could we possibly fail? Quite easily as it happens.
Castleton Consulting’s Actuate is an experiential way of getting to the nitty gritty of why groups succeed or fail. As a development activity it tests out teamworking, problem solving & leadership. The pack comprises everything needed to run a non-physically demanding indoor/outdoor exercise on as small or large scale as you like – anything from the limited confines of a hotel to a 3 mile radius around it. (more…)
Employee engagement is hot! November 12th saw the launch of the Engage for Success website accompanied by plenty of activity in the press and social media. This is the fruit of much work by a large group of contributors including our good friend Nigel Girling (National Centre for Strategic Leadership). I was particularly interested in [...]
Image Credit: NASA President Richard M. Nixon and the Apollo 13 crew salute U.S. flag during the post-mission ceremonies at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Earlier, the astronauts John Swigert, Jim Lovell and Fred W. Haise were presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the Chief Executive. Apollo 13, launched on April 11, 1970, was [...]
Whether this is a sign that the coaching bandwagon has finally ground to a halt I’m not sure, and I know this is resurrecting an old joke, but it does seem as if team learning – like reincarnation – is making a big comeback at the moment. The plane above is the American F-86 Sabre, [...]
Nancy Langton of New Level Partners was in touch a few months back asking if she could use our coaching style inventory as part of a supervisory skills training workshop. Now, requests to use our inventory come along every few months or so, mostly from the USA, and each time the deal is basically “no [...]
Darren Williams, Eurostar’s Head of Sales & Marketing reviews Actuate – our latest team development simulation: “It all sounded so simple. My high-performing and well organised team were given a task to complete in a given time-frame. This called for a clear objectives, clearly defined roles, good teamwork & leadership. How could we possibly fail? [...]