What Makes a Good Team? Part Seven: Expectations

There is no perfect team. But there is a recipe for success – many similar characteristics shared by effective teams, independent of industry or function. Throughout this blog series, we will take a closer look at each of these characteristics, explore why each is important, and provide you with ways to instill and improve each […]

Tips to Follow Through with Your New Year’s Resolution

‘Tis the season for…planning your New Year’s resolution. According to Forbes magazine, more than 40 percent of Americans make such resolutions, ranging from saving money to quitting smoking to the No. 1 resolution year after year, losing weight. However, just eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals, according to the University of […]

What Makes a Good Team? Part Six: Conflict

There is no perfect team. But there is a recipe for success – many similar characteristics shared by effective teams, independent of industry or function. Throughout this blog series, we will take a closer look at each of these characteristics, explore why each is important, and provide you with ways to instill and improve each […]

Practice Makes Perfect – Even in Team Building

As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. This is just as true in the office as it is on the basketball court, football field, soccer pitch, or hockey rink. No one is born perfect and no team is formed perfect. It all takes work. Whether your employees need help learning to open up and […]

What Makes a Good Team? Part Five: Individuality

There is no perfect team. But there is a recipe for success – many similar characteristics shared by effective teams, independent of industry or function. Throughout this blog series, we will take a closer look at each of these characteristics, explore why each is important, and provide you with ways to instill and improve each […]

Learn to be a Leader on the Challenge Course!

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines leadership as “the power or ability to lead other people.” Snuggwugg CEO Lisa Cash Hanson defines leadership as “The ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished,” while Activate Your Talent founder Katie Christy says “Leadership is the ability to […]

What Makes a Good Team? Part Four: Selflessness

There is no perfect team. But there is a recipe for success – many similar characteristics shared by effective teams, independent of industry or function. Throughout this blog series, we will take a closer look at each of these characteristics, explore why each is important, and provide you with ways to instill and improve each […]

What Makes a Good Team? Part Three: Communication

There is no perfect team. But there is a recipe for success – many similar characteristics shared by effective teams, independent of industry or function. Throughout this blog series, we will take a closer look at each of these characteristics, explore why each is important, and provide you with ways to instill and improve each […]

Staff Highlight: Julia Selles, Guide & Team Building Facilitator

Here at Terrapin Adventures, we are very proud of our guides and team building facilitators, so we decided it was high time that we shone the spotlight on a few of our great guides, our fantastic facilitators, our energetic employees, our…well, you get the idea. These are the people responsible for providing a safe, thrilling, […]

What Makes a Good Team? Part Two: Unity

There is no perfect team. But there is a recipe for success – many similar characteristics shared by effective teams, independent of industry or function. Throughout this blog series, we will take a closer look at each of these characteristics, explore why each is important, and provide you with ways to instill and improve each […]