Category: Books

Top 11 Team Building and Leadership Activity Books for Leadership Trainers

I feel as if every facilitator is looking for new and fresh activities to energize and lead their group. If you are like me, you have a hard time finding activities that are applicable to your program's goals. I have compiled a list of my favorite 11 books that are packed full of unique and [...]
December 2, 2015 Books

StrengthsFinder Assessment – One of the best tools for developing strengths of a team.

I just recently returned from a leadership retreat that used a powerful tool for developing and understanding the strengths of a team. It is called the SrengthsFinder assessment, which correlates with StrengthsFinder 2.0, a book written by Tom Rath. StrengthsQuest was developed by the Gallup Organization as a a student development and engagement program, and is […]

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Top 11 Team-Building and Activity Books

I feel as if every facilitator is looking for new and fresh activities to energize and lead their group. If you are like me, you have a hard time finding activities that are applicable to your program’s goals. I have compiled a list of my favorite 11 books that are packed full of unique and […]

February 19, 2013 Books

The Hundreth Monkey and Traffic Signs

This week’s activity comes from the recently published Project Adventure book, one of the best activity books I have ever read: The Hundredth Monkey: Activities That Inspire Playful Learning. In my opinion it should be sitting by the desk, bag, or shelf of every facilitator for both quick reference and to develop sound foundational theory […]

Book Review: On The Edge Games For Youth Ministry by Karl Rohnke

I have just finished reading Karl Rohnke’s little known book, On The Edge Games for Youth Ministry, and I loved it! The title may be deceiving, so don’t think these activities are just for Youth Ministry, because this book is packed full of activities perfect for any facilitator, regardless of group type. My favorite activity […]

Labor Day Challenge – Day 33 – The Success Principles

Welcome back! I am so excited, I just finished “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield! If you have been reading this consistently, you know I have been raving about this book throughout the entire Labor Day Challenge. I literally feel as if this book has altered my outlook on life. Canfield is an extremely successful […]

Zoom – An Awesome Book Initiative

Happy Tuesday! Since it is such a great Tuesday, I would like to share with you one of my all-time favorite initiatives that is applicable with all age groups, and is great with groups ranging from 20-30 participants. “Zoom” is my favorite kind of book (a picture book), that challenges the reader through varying perceptions […]

StrengthsQuest

I just recently returned from warm and sunny Houston where I attended the 2011 Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs Emerging Leaders institute (that’s a mouthful, I know…which is why we have acronyms…SWASAP ELI, BTW). At the leadership training we delved into an awesome tool for leadership development, the SrengthsQuest assessment, which correlates with StrengthsFinder […]

February 12, 2011 Books, StrenghtsQuest