CM111: "Team Building is a Train Wreck" - CounterMentors

CM111: “Team Building is a Train Wreck”

There’s nothing quite like a company outing to go paint-balling with the boss. I mean, what could go wrong??

Join Robby and Kelly in this episode and find out what did go wrong (yeah, it’s funny!). Stick around as they poke fun at traditional “team building” activities, and find out what you should be doing instead.

Yes, you can build a high-performance team, but team-building “activities abound” and they are typically a train wreck. Why? Because building a great team has very little to do with those kinds of activities.

It’s not that some team activities don’t serve a purpose; it’s that you don’t create a great team simply by engaging in these old, tired, team-building stunts. In this episode, learn how great leaders actually assemble and train high-performance teams.


Show Notes:

“”Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.””
Andrew Carnegie

  1. Paint-balling the Boss” (
  2. 5 Reasons Why Your Team-Building Session Failed” (Elizabeth Jayanti, Ph.D.)
  3. When Team-Building Fails” (
  4. 10 Insights on Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team” (


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