“Lain Hensley and Odyssey Teams are redefining the typical corporate team building program. It came out of a need to bring people closer together, with a common purpose, and to make a positive, lasting impact on the world.”

– Brandon Laws, director of marketing, Xenium

In this podcast,  Brandon Laws of Xenium interviews Odyssey Teams’ COO, Lain Hensley about how Odyssey Teams’ philanthropic team building events make employees’ time spent together more meaningful. Hensley goes into more detail about why giving back to the community can build effective teams and great culture and what actual employees are saying in response to this new type of corporate team building program.

Listen to the podcast – One Company’s Approach To Team Building or read the full transcript here.

If you have any questions about Odyssey Teams’ philanthropic team building events, feel free to reach out to the team directly at learn@odysseyteams.com or 800-342-1650

What is Holistic Learning?

Our president and co-founder, Bill John, talks to Training Magazine about why, in the corporate world, a holistic approach is critical to successful training, learning, and team collaboration. Read the full article.

In fact, yes, too much charisma in a leader can make a leader less effective. The results from a series of studies published in the summer of 2018 in the Journal of Personal and Social Psychology reveal that too much charisma in a leader is actually a negative trait.

The findings are based on three studies that included 800 business leaders in various managerial roles and 7,500 peers, superiors and subordinates, Charisma, up to a point, is considered an advantage. Highly-charismatic leaders were found to be less effective, and this finding was consistent among peers, superiors and subordinates.

As a leader in the leadership field, our co-founder and COO, Lain Hensley, was asked by the Economist Online to comment on these findings.

“The power of charisma is to know when and how to use it and with whom,” Lain told the publication.

Lain Hensley’s three tips for overly-charismatic leaders

To compensate for their overly-charismatic personalities, leaders should heed this advise to avoid the pitfalls of their personalities:

People will eventually think your upbeat and positive attitude is not authentic.

So show the other sides of your personality and let others pick you up from time-to-time.

Charismatic people are often in the limelight and that light can quickly become a stage light.

Move over and let others team members share in the successes.

Charisma is like a super power, and “with great power comes great responsibility.”

Use your charisma and your influence wisely. Always make sure you’re looking out for the greater good of the organization.

For more leadership tips and pearls of wisdom from Lain Hensley, read the full article.

If you’d like to know more about the philanthropic team building programs at Odyssey Teams or for more leadership tips, feel free to reach out to us directly at learn@odysseyteams.com or 800 – 342-1650

Our President and Founder, Bill John, laid out his 6 guidelines for success in today’s world of virtual connectivity in an article for Facilities and Destinations. Read the full article here.

Our President and Founder, Bill John, spoke to Smart Meetings about how CSR can offer wider benefits beyond simply being a box ticking activity. Read the full article here.

"This is the most powerful customer service program I have ever attended."

James Terry - Sr. Leadership Team - Honeywell

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James Terry - Sr. Leadership Team - Honeywell

"This is the most powerful customer service program I have ever attended."

"Absolutely one of the best "training" events I have had in my career. I have already related the experience and lessons learned to numerous people, both internal and external at Qualcomm."

Ty Stewart - Qualcomm

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Ty Stewart - Qualcomm

"Absolutely one of the best "training" events I have had in my career. I have already related the experience and lessons learned to numerous people, both internal and external at Qualcomm."

"The entire room, including me, was in tears. It was just an awesome experience and all of the managers involved just loved it. I know it did a great thing for our company and the kids."

William Stanley - Neuroscience District Manager - Solvey Pharmaceuticals

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William Stanley - Neuroscience District Manager - Solvey Pharmaceuticals

"The entire room, including me, was in tears. It was just an awesome experience and all of the managers involved just loved it. I know it did a great thing for our company and the kids."

"The last couple of days were unforgettable, inspiring, and truly thought provoking."

Richard Cracraft - UCLA Executive MBA program

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Richard Cracraft - UCLA Executive MBA program

"The last couple of days were unforgettable, inspiring, and truly thought provoking."
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