“Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they’ll find a way to screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a good team, and they’ll find a way to make it better.” - Daniel Coyle, The Culture Code At every company, in every industry, a cohesive team goes [...]
“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”- Henry Ford When we are in dire straits, we tend to think of the quick fix or band-aid for the situation. While applying the band-aid can “stop the bleeding”, does that remedy the situation? In today’s fast-paced/fix it now society, that band-aid may be [...]
“The more I help out, the more successful I become.” -Adam Grant, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success In Adam Grant’s brilliant book, Give and Take, he defines Givers as “as preferring to give more than they get,” and demonstrates that they dominate the top of their area...across [...]
Why is experiential learning so effective? Forbes has the answers. 1. Learning by Doing: It’s the best way to improve. Inevitably, we learn by trying things, making mistakes, then doing better the next time. 2. Colleague Bonding and Collaboration: Teams learn how to work together. Communication lines that never existed before have [...]
Harvard Business Review examines what factors really develop good leaders (and it doesn’t happen through classroom curricula). Their research shows leadership skills transfer to the workplace when they're taught experientially. The key is to create experiences that build emotional circuits through trying and working through new problems so that when [...]
Harvard Business Review digs into the fundamentals behind successful teamwork: a compelling direction, a strong structure, and a supportive context. CBST simulates these pillars of collaboration through its team building challenges in outdoor and indoor settings. Explore our team building challenges here, and learn more about the pillars of teamwork.
CBST Adventures CEO, Jay Irwin, talks ditching the conference room for the mountains in more effective leadership development scenarios.
A summary of a TED talk by Jim Hemerling—the discussion centers around a people-first approach to leadership: "Sustainable change and transformation requires inclusive leadership that inspires through purpose, develops people and builds a culture of continuous learning." CBST adventures takes the people-first approach by designing community impact events, team-building adventures and [...]
In this study by Harvard Business Review, researchers prove communication to be the single most telling predictor of a team’s success. “Not only that, but it is as significant as all the other factors—individual intelligence, personality, skill, and the substance of discussions—combined”. When put to the test, researchers correctly predicted [...]
In this article by Entrepreneur, the myth of traditional team-building being effective is debunked. While a trust-fall can be fun once-in-a-while, this arena is in need of innovation and fresh ideas. Let’s get people excited again: “Effective team-building can build lasting bonds and even workplace friendships. It can re-energize employees [...]