team building


11 Ways To Give Your Staff Meetings More Life

  • May 8, 2014

The more people attending a meeting, the more passive each participant will be because they can let other people carry the intellectual load. Our policy is to limit most meetings to no more than 5 participants. The costs of large meetings are high – a one-hour meeting with 10 participants costs the company…


Are You The Best Person To Lead Your Startup?

  • April 18, 2014

Are you doing your job as a leader, or are you hampering your employees’ abilities through misdirected delegation? Should you step down in order for the company to step up? Are you aware of your individual impact on the bigger picture? You may have started out as the strong, inspirational skipper of …


4 Secrets Of Creating Great Company Culture

  • November 8, 2013

The word “organization” and the word “organism” come from the same root word. Company culture bears many similarities to natural ecosystems. The way founders do business in the beginning of a startup are the seeds for what kind of company they will develop in two, five and ten years. Whether you know…


9 Company-Wide Events To Hold Before Things Get Busy

  • November 5, 2013

The successful young entrepreneurs at The YEC share 9 innovative company event ideas for startups. Help your employees get into the groove for a busy season while strengthening your company culture and having FUN with these team building activities. Getting everyone together and reinforcing team…


5 Tips For Building A Trusted Business Team (From Anywhere)

  • October 8, 2013

It is not easy to be the CEO of an up-and-coming startup, especially when you are frequently out of your office talking to investors and the actual time you spend in contact with your team is limited. It gets even more complicated when you manage multiple teams working in different cities. Is it really possible…


Turn Your Office Pool Into A Team-Building Skill Swap

  • March 22, 2013

It’s that time of the year again. Every March, tens of millions of people participate in an NCAA Final Four office pool. I’ve filled out office pool brackets since I was 10 years old, when my mom would bring hers home from work. But in 2009, I figured something out. We’re all doing it wrong. Stop me if…