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Use the “F” Word, FUN, to Energize Your Team

In today’s stressful work environment, fun must be backed in to offer comic relief. Leaders must encourage humor and positive expression to slice through the thick veil of cynicism and stress.
A fun thing I read about was beginning each sales or staff meeting with 10 minutes of stand up. Of course, rules of engagement are key regarding use of language and civility. This method opens the team to receive in a more welcoming environment.

I hired a specialty company for a team building exercise. It was a fun, engaging activity that offered themes around team projects that could be completed in three hours.

Ours was to build a soap-box style race car and develop the excitement around it. Each member had an assignment. We wrote a team song and slogan and created a logo to be put on the side of the car. We had a squad that made up a cheer for supporting our team during the race. A driver was chosen that best fit into the car and two “pit” people were assigned to push! The other teams had different themes and a great time was had by all. It brought everyone together by the time dinner was served that evening.



As a credentialed business coach and analyst, one of my primary functions is to work with individuals and company managers to clarify where they are presently, where they would like to advance, and what tools they have and need to achieve their desired outcome.

I use a variety of tools to assess perceptions including Platinum Rule instruments, my experience and training in assessing behavior. My preferred tool is the EQ-i®, emotional intelligence inventory. I have specialized training on the EQ-i® and DISC Inventories and access to multiple other sources including a company culture index. I prefer the EQ-i® because it is the least judgmental instrument I have found. It focuses on strengths and areas of development related to the goals set by the individual. For example, people are more likely to apply the EQ-i®’s information rather than label themselves by the Myers-Briggs categories.

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