Being Inspired by those who really overcome challenges.

Have you ever watched wheelchair tennis? We at Team Dynamics have had an amazingly challenging time of it over the past 18 months. As have most organisations and individuals. In March 2020 we were due to have our best ever month in terms of sales of our “in-person” events: Well, that all went out of […]

Content is king!

Want to motivate and engage your team…? Well, as per Bill Gates, content is king. This is true in so many spheres of the entertainment industry. Look at the battle for content between Netflix, Amazon and HBO to name a few. The music industry has adapted to the lack of live gigs, and dramatically-reduced income […]

Passado, Presente e Futuro

Os portugueses iniciaram o ano de 2021 a eleger a palavra “saudade” como a palavra de 2020. Entre o trabalho e o viver dividido entre o presencial e digital, arranjamos diferentes formas de nos relacionarmos, descansarmos e claro está de trabalhar.  Se no ano de 2020 em todos os setores, aprendemos o verdadeiro significado da […]

“Call off Christmas” by Alan Rickman, AKA the Sheriff of Nottingham

In a rather soppy version of the Robin Hood story, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, the outstanding moment is when, the brilliant Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham declares “Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings and CALL OFF CHRISTMAS” Drastic in the context that he was frustrated that […]

Team Spirit: Bayern – Champions League win

I love sport in all its amazing varieties so I really will read anything that offers an insight. There is nothing new in looking at sport as a metaphor for learning opportunities. That said I found these snippets from a longer article by Raphael Honigstein in the Athletic on the 24th August 2020, as an example of […]

Take a break. So simple but often so hard to do.

Take a break. So simple but often so hard to do. Here are a couple of suggestions. When I was a kid in the UK in the 80´s, there was a fun advert from KitKat. Its message is simple Take a break, have a KitKat. (worth watching as it is also a critique of the […]

Stories of “winners and others” & how to engage them. A personal perspective!

My chosen role, vision, company goal etc. call it what you will…. is to try to motivate and engage individuals and teams to perform better together. We do that via team training games & now, via Virtual Teambuilding activities! How is this relevant in the current environment where sections of organisations are heading back to […]

Flip Flop or “adapt or die” ?

Talk about not taking your eye off the ball. All businesses must be even more attentive, in these challenging times, as to what happening in their chosen market, on a daily basis. Strategy and long-term planning have gone out of the window for so many businesses such as those in the hospitality industry who just […]

Infinite Game: a look to the long term

I love Podcasts. They are the most amazing, free source of ideas and inspiration. A fantastic learning tool for the inquisitive. Or as Einstein apparently stated “I have no special talents I am only passionately curious”. This curiosity lead to me listen to NPR´s How I built this with Simon Sinek where the host, Guy […]

Motivating Remote Teams: a personal perspective

The Perennial challenge. Keeping teams motivated, engaged and aiding staff development and retention has always been a challenge in the corporate world. There are an enormous range of activities, games or team challenges… call them what you will ……available in every country market. Equally, there are an enormous range of opinions on the value Team-building exercises. […]