“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 [...]
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 [...]
This week's CBST Adventure's article share takes on the meaning of "agility" in the business world—the ability to respond to an ever-changing market with confidence and efficiency. This means curating a workplace culture where employees own challenges and become leaders. CBST Adventures is helping to build an economy of agile [...]
Jay Irwin, CEO of CBST Adventures, talks about the power of community impact events, and the story behind our "Hands of Gratitude" prosthetic hands team building experience.