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Team Building Outside the Office

By Upward Enterprises / February 26, 2013 /

In most all business across the country, be white collar or blue collar, the push has been increasing worker productivity. Companies downsize and work intensifies for those still working there. And employers, focused on competition, might ignore the well-being of their employees. How much more can workers give before burnout will become overwhelming? Burnout can set in.…

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Challenging Yourself to go Outside your Comfort Zone

By Upward Enterprises / February 5, 2013 /

Have you seen this video by Kid President challenging grown-ups to take the path that leads to awesome and to not to give up? His message of pushing us not just to sit on the sidelines of life but to change up and do something different that can change our life and the lives of others. Remember, we…

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The Anxiety of Fearfulness on the Ropes Course

By Upward Enterprises / January 22, 2013 /

One of the greatest challenges that I have found when working with team building clients is helping the organizer convince the adult participants not to be fearful of the ropes course experience.  Now I mention “adult participants” because with kids, I rarely have that problem of getting them to come out to the ropes course and try an…

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Dogs and Team Building

By Upward Enterprises / January 4, 2013 /

If you ever visited the Upward Enterprises office here you would be greeted by my two dogs, Jelly and Daisy. They usually keep me company as I work at my desk. You might have heard a bark in the background as we are talking on the phone together. That is them saying “hi”. As I…

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Scrum – New Corporate Lingo for Team building?

By Upward Enterprises / December 18, 2012 /

Someone mentioned to me the other day that they were hoping to be picked as a “Scrum Master”. You’re looking to play rugby I thought? Is this a new term for a rugby captain? No, A Scrum Master is the new corporate buzz word for a self-organized team leader. The goal of a “Scrum” is to take…

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