A Harvard Business School study of more than 50,000 employees found the true cost of having a toxic employee among your team. We’ve all had the experience of tolerating a toxic employee at one point or another and wondered “How do they have a job?”. While their negative impact may [...]
Dependable leaders are invaluable to a company's success. A steadfast leader attracts the best employees, retains them, and builds on their strengths. They make a company, a team, and themselves stronger with the growth they create. The resulting prosperity can be instantaneous. Established leaders have teams and team members that [...]
“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 Good leadership is developed through a variety of different ways. Time and experience can be wonderful teachers---but great leaders know to look to other sources for inspiration. In Adam Grant’s [...]
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 [...]