more important than knowledge.
the latest films from our participants.
The greatest teacher
What I hear I forget. What
I see I remember. What I do I understand.
This Chinese proverb is the inspiration for bringing the 15 Minutes
of Fame team building workshop into the corporate setting as an experiential
learning program for enhanced teamwork. In our short 1-day and 2-day
workshops for teams, we don't waste time talking - we do.
Your executives, managers and associates will work hard to dream, write,
direct, act and produce a short film! Moviemaking will stretch their
creative brains and open new pathways of communication (internally and
as a group). And what do our critics say? An enthusiastic "two
thumbs up!" 15 Minutes of Fame is lots of fun - and the results
show up in high-performance teams in the workplace.
very next day we were in a meeting and everyone reflected on what
they had experienced from the workshop. Getting everyone to use
the "other side of their brain" worked. The new discussions
were seamless and any previous barriers were not a factor. To me
that spells SUCCESS.
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SSG, IT group
The Boeing Company
Tired of rock climbing, sailing and all the other old team building
exercises? How many times can you fall backwards into a co-worker's
arms to demonstrate trust? Join Guntis Sics, Academy Award-nominated
filmmaker, and Joel Leskowitz, award-winning producer, in a project
exercise that will explode your team's creativity and ignite a new spirit
of cooperation and communication.
But wait, the 15 Minutes of Fame workshop is much more than just
a teambuilding and creativity workshop...
whole new economy
"The Information Age we all prepared for is ending."
The global economy is changing before our eyes. The skills which have
carried us so far are no longer yielding the same results. What is required
now is a balance between strong analytical skills and the ability to
see the big picture. Leaders must be able to synthesize information
and express it in ways that are not only understandable, but create
a greater context. Fortunately, there are brilliant minds thinking about
Daniel Pink is one of these writers. "Beneath the nervous clatter
of our half-completed decade stirs a slow but seismic shift. The Information
Age we all prepared for is ending. Rising in its place is what I call
the Conceptual Age, an era in which mastery of abilities that we've
often overlooked and undervalued marks the fault line between who gets
ahead and who falls behind."* So, what are these abilities? Read
has been great and the team is on a high. You guys are ultimate
professionals in your field, creating a fun exercise that turns
teamwork into reality - not just a word. Cannot imagine any other
exercise that can best 15 Minutes of Fame.
We are now all superstars (in our own minds)!
Jock Stewart, VP Sales
GE Commercial Finance,
"One of the important things our creative thinking workshop
can give a client is a taste of what it's like to view the
world through an artistic sensibility. After all, artists are the ones
who strive to make sense of the world, to communicate at a deeper level.
Whether they paint, draw, write, make music, sculpt or make short films,
artists are always asking questions about what's important. Artists
look for universal truths about the human condition. They examine our
beliefs and our culture. So, put away the slide rules, the financial
models and the computers... and expand your horizons using the creative
side of your mind." -- Guntis Sics, founder, ScreenDreams Entertainment
& 15 Minutes of Fame.
What would it be worth to have your employees exhibit a greater ability
• Communicate abstract
ideas: Big Picture
• Lead a group through
uncharted territory: Leadership
• Motivate a team
to focus on one goal: Teamwork
Continue reading about how to build
a high performance team for the new workplace
* Mr. Pink has given us permission to quote his new book, A Whole
New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age.
A Whole New Mind at Amazon)