Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Entrepreneur, Experiential Training & Team Development all Holding Hands

Found this on Guy Kawasaki's Blog he list 5 Important Lessons of Entrepreneurship. I feel that many of these ideas relate directly back to Team Building and Team Development. I clipped the Try Stuff - because when I think of my personal leadership and facilitator style it is many wrong turns and all "Stuff"

I am a firm believer in trying stuff and constantly moving - while enabling your team (and most importantly the leadership) to engage in reflection. This reflection piece is challenging and is where teams involved in Corporate Team Building Programs learn the transference piece.

Try stuff. I also used to believe that it's better to be smart than lucky because if you're smart you can out-think the competition. I don't believe that anymore--this is not to say that you should strive for a high level of stupidity. My point is that luck is a big part of many successes, so (a) don't get too bummed out when you see a bozo succeed; and (b) luck favors the people who try stuff, not simply think and analyze. As the Chinese say, "One must wait for a long time with your mouth open before a Peking duck flies in your mouth."

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Michael Cardus serves as an Adventure Consultant for Create-Learning Team Building. Mike facilitates, trains, and speaks to groups in a variety of settings including Fortune 500 Companies, small business, universities and classrooms. Currently he lives in Buffalo NY, he travels to serve your groups needs - where and when your group desires.