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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 66. Games don’t build teams

Some people just don’t like to be afraid. And some people really don’t like to lose their composure, face, and bladder control while standing on one foot atop a telephone pole. And hearing “You can do it!” shouted encouragingly 30 feet below from one’s coworkers doesn’t help one tiny little bit.

Most team-building games, challenges, and events accomplish only one thing: They serve to remind us that despite outward appearance—and very real adult financial obligations—we really haven’t made much progress in wisdom and perspective since we were 15. And neither, by the way, have any of those bullies and weasels who have also only gotten older and taller.

Those Outward Bound wannabe exercises such as ropewalks, rappelling, ...

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