December 19, 2016
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When Chaos Turns to Music: Lessons from the Chicky Chicky Boom Boom Challenge

Music is this elusive thing that is to be taught and learned and practiced. Right? Well, what if we get rid of that assumption and say maybe music is for everyone. Let […]
December 9, 2016
the-incredible-race

Sightseeing with Team Building: The Incredible Mix

Imagine this: your flight just landed and now you’re on your way to the annual team offsite – a time to let down your hair and have some fun in a new […]
October 24, 2016
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Can Creativity Be Taught? [Part 2]

In my last blog on creativity, I discussed the aspects of this question: can creativity be taught? My conclusion: yes and no. I put forth a few methods on encouraging creativity in […]
September 21, 2016
focus-credo

Shared Values: The Secret Sauce That Binds Teams

Teamwork is a great thing. But it’s not the thing that makes teams great. Being a team comes from so much more than the idea of working together simply because you are in […]
July 30, 2016
The Ignorant Maestro

The Ignorant Maestro [Book Review]

Musical knowledge isn’t required when it comes to understanding lessons of leadership and partnership from great musicians, musical groups, and conductors. Organizations often reflect styles of music, changing and growing over time. […]
July 9, 2016
passion of creativity

Can Creativity Be Taught?

From our childhood this question has come up again and again. Is your child naturally creative or did you do something to bring out his/her creative side? Are there the haves and […]
July 1, 2016
Why Music

Why Music?

As professionals in the teambuilding and facilitation space, we have the opportunity to run exciting, out of the box activities that bring teams closer together while allowing for meaningful ideas to arise. […]
June 18, 2016
Kick-start Your Writing

3 Tips to Kick-start Your Writing

In today’s world the only way to stay current is to look to the future; that is, to improve, progress, and develop yourself professionally and personally. At FocusU, one of the methods […]
April 27, 2016
knowledege-experience

Do Facilitators Need to Write?

The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Well, let me spell it out for you. Writing is hard. It’s something we start learning how to do from a young age. Some excel […]
April 5, 2016
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5 Inspirational TEDx Talks You Need to See

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Sometimes this is easier said than done, but, not impossible if you have a little inspiration. The 5 TEDx talks below will make you laugh, […]