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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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  • Thanks

    Gratitude. Not always the easiest emotion or attitude to evoke. There are momentary glimpses – thankfulness in response to a grandiose gesture, a major life event, or a meaningful gift received on a special occasion. But gratitude for the small things is more difficult. We take for granted that this morning we woke up, took […]

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  • Lessons Learned from Cancer, Radiation, and Coming Back to Work

    Entrepreneurs are famous for being self-taught business minds who relentlessly learn new skills. We read business books and attend conferences. We seek out mentors and develop new skills. But sometimes earth-shattering lessons — ones we could never learn from a book or a fellow entrepreneur —upend our world. They feel more like catastrophes than education. But […]

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  • a boy named Nobody

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    I was leading a ropes course program for a youth-at-risk high school group. One of the first things I asked kids to do was put on a nametag. Partway through the morning, I noticed a kid dressed in all black, looking disinterested and detached from the rest of the group. I walked over to greet […]

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  • In Memoriam

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    We are sad to report that Margie Meadows passed away this past week. She is the wife of Ernie Meadow, the creator of the LN-4 prosthetic hand we build in our Helping Hands program. If the Helping Hands program and the LN-4 hand has touched your life, please leave a comment here and we will […]

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  • Proud to be at the Mall

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    Updates from your favorite Leadership, CSR, Teambuilding company that offers Life Cycles (bike building), Helping Hands (Build-a-Hand), Playhouse Challenge, and so much more. Typical road/air warrior mode – arrive at the hotel in the darkness of 8pm. Upon check-in, ask for the location of the workout room (mentally prepared to get on a machine to […]

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