While I'm sure every team thinks of themselves as special, there is something SO EXTRA SPECIAL about the Calais team. We live in a little community of about 1,500 people spread out over mountains, valleys and hillsides. Our roads are mostly dirt and during mud season there are times you can't get across town. Even in good weather it can still take 20 minutes of driving to get to someone on the other side of town. People here care deeply about one another and look out for each other. If you let a need be known someone will step up and help. I've never lived in a place that has such a strong built-in feeling of community. Anyone who wants to join in may. Our little Calais Vermontivate team exhibits the best qualities found in humans. Its an honor to be getting to know you all a bit better.
Team-Building Challenge #1
Enrich your team with the gift of your kindness, wisdom or gratitude.
More than 500,000 people around the world have pledged to live their lives in 2015 by three principles:
Show Kindness and Respect
Strive for Wisdom
When working in groups, it's valuable to establish and remind each other about some principles for participation. Groups need to establish guidelines around how they make decisions, designate leadership, and establish and realize their goals. But there's also the fundamental question of how people fundamentally treat each other. We won't always agree with each other, but we might be able to stay compassionate and kind.
- Consider your personal strengths regarding Kindness, Wisdom & Gratitude
- Write something to your team on your team wall (HINT: it's on your team page) that reinforces these principles.
- Share with us what you wrote and why you wrote it.
Don't want to post to your team wall?
- Do it in person.
- Or try messaging a teammate.
- Share what you did and why you did it!