What We Believe About Retreats

Let’s be honest: When it comes to team building, visioning and strategic planning sessions, does starring at a sweating pitcher of ice water in hotel ballroom or in a sleep-inducing conference room sound good to you?

There are plenty of ways to plan, innovate, motivate, and all that good stuff … But that’s the problem: sometimes a conventional meeting fails to spark anything new. Retreats, however, are a horse of a different color. 

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Can you imagine anywhere else you would rather be right now?

Can you imagine anywhere else you would rather be right now?

This blog is a little different than normal. If you’ve set a goal and had a hard time completing it, this might be for you. If you’ve set a destination, but not an implementation plan-you might be able to relate. If you love bucket lists or going to see Major League Ballparks, this might be just the thing for you. If not, perhaps this is an easy delete or an opportunity to think about somewhere else you’d rather be.

1 Goal. 26 Years to complete. Before the internet and before bucket lists had been invented, I came up with a life-long goal. It was June of 1992 and I along with the cabinet of newly elected “Student Leaders” from St Olaf College loaded into a rented minivan for a conference in Chicago. 

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Is Creativity Inversely Related to Our Age?

Is Creativity Inversely Related to Our Age?

If you ask me, which you didn’t, we are not losing our creative ability as we age, we are losing our creative confidence. We are all creative, whether we can confidently say that or not. There is quite a long list of things that are turning off this creativity confidence switch we all have, but the real question that I strive to answer is “what can we do about it?”

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