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  • Conquering the February Blues – part II

    This is part II of a two-week look at how to keep yourself and your teams motivated this year. Get together with your work team in person or virtually.  We need to feel like we are a part of something bigger than us.  It will lift your spirits and help remind you that your work […]

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  • Conquering the February Blues – part I

    The beginning of another year can be a bit overwhelming and demotivating. The lights only just came down from the roof, while the neighbor seems to have already completed spring cleaning, trained for a marathon, and clearly doesn’t face the same credit card bills given the new car gracing the driveway. There is not a […]

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  • Bad Day

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    Many Odyssey Teams programs culminate in a closing that involves Tipping Points. Participants are instructed to author an original quote to be dispersed to their team over the course of the coming weeks as a vehicle of continued learning from one another. Here at Odyssey, we have the privilege of reading each submission as they […]

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  • The Loop

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    Despite the overcast morning, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this past Monday, predicting six more weeks of winter. Here at the Odyssey office, spring blooms are popping up all around, so we may have some doubts about our furry friend. While the marmot’s annual forecasts may be suspect, his celebrated role in American culture […]

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  • Team building is not the aim!

    Effective teamwork is powerful. We have all seen great sports teams and organizations rise above – not because of their individual skills, but their ability to align those skills in a direction that is superior to their opponent. However, effective teamwork does not come from ‘team building.’ In studying the essentials of producing great teams, […]

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  • The Climb

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    Dust rose from beneath my boots as I stepped from the parking lot onto the rock path that would be my guide for the next five hours. I could already see the glow lights of my fellow climbers stretched far ahead. The voices of the lead climbers and the sounds from the line of students […]

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  • Helping Hands — Build-a-Hand Teambuilding Kits in England

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    Odyssey Teams, Inc. is excited to announce that we are looking for the right person or organization in England to be our exclusive distributor of the Helping Hands – Build-a-Hand Teambuilding kits in that region. To date, this program has resulted in over 17,000 hands built for people who have lost a limb in developing […]

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  • Into the New Year

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    At the end of the year we tend to look at the twelve months past and pinpoint the highlights. We reflect on a milestone reached, the once in a lifetime vacation, a major purchase, or even heartbreaking tragedy. The short list of momentous occasions becomes the marker for the year. And looking forward, we expectantly […]

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  • Season’s Greetings

    From the twinkling lights strung along roof lines to the ornament laden branches of firs propped up in the window, it’s clear that the holiday season is upon us. While major retailers had the jump on holiday spirit – with decorations hung and inventory stocked since before Halloween, the rest of us are now catching […]

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  • 3 Tactics to Get Naysayers to Engage in Team Building

    When notifying employees of the next team building event, the typical response is, “What? Do they really think I have time for this?” Cynics come out from everywhere when the email is sent that the next team-building event is mandatory. The most difficult task in producing a successful team building event or seminar is getting […]

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