VENTURE UP Team Blog

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A real life emergency in Los Cabos inspired a new Venture Up team building program to train staff in CPR.

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Meeting planners miss a chance to maximize meetings when confining teams on site. Here's how Venture Up integrates company CSR and employee engagement strategies into fun, fulfilling events.

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When companies hire veterans, they are building their teams with strategic thinkers, highly disciplined in teamwork, and trained by the most powerful organization in the world.

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Is following the herd human nature? For some, human nature is taking the lead.

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We are all customers. Whether in commerce or in the field of life, we are all subject to being sold new ideas, products, and services. As such, we all have a reservoir of experiences to draw upon when we, ourselves, are in the selling position.

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Who’s guarding the guards in America’s businesses and organizations? Glassdoor, that’s who. Have CEOs lost control of their personal and organization’s reputation when it comes to online websites with anonymous feedback? What role does corporate social responsibility play?

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Houston is home for the most Fortune 500 companies in the nation, so it's no surprise that the Houston Business Journal attracts business consultants to its pages, leaders in human resources and business, offering a great resource for small as well as large firms.

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Stanford professor challenges classic research of "Muddling Through" and says "multiple minds" optimize results in problem-solving.

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The mere mention of San Diego as your next conference destination gets teams engaged long before the event begins. Venture Up list of top team building event sites is here, from Gaslight Square to the north shores of Del Mar.

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The 10 Top Team Building Activity Sites is a quick list of venues and links showing great American cities who do summer right.

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Atlanta is becoming more diverse, with an influx of Hispanic and Asian Americans integrating into metro area neighborhoods. Diversity enriches Atlanta's workforce.

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Thousands of people were killed, and countless injured, in Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu. Untold thousands are missing in villages where landslides are blocking access, and communication is cut off. Can you help?

Employee Engagement

Swimming? It's a Business

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Staff Writer Alex Lutterbein, All American Swimmer who qualified for the Olympic trials, draws parallels between the discipline of swimming for NCAA and business.

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As the world shrinks, corporate teams everywhere are becoming more diverse ... Organizations can no longer rely on past traditions or simply trust the way “things use to be done."

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Fear blocks many a “mind adventurer” from taking the next step to action. Time to stop talking and start doing. Fear failure? Failures are just stepping stones to success, so stay on the path.

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Mason Lengyel, a graduate of Shattuck St Marys School in Minnesota, gave this senior speech to his school. Mason is now a sophomore in the honors program at the University of Alaska - Anchorage, majoring in BioScience. PHOTO: Mason and Sidney Crosby, Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who congratulated Mason on his senior speech on graduation day. Sid's sister Taylor also graduated.

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Outsourcing our IT services to Rajathan, India began, serendipitously, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My son, Mason and I were celebrating his 18th birthday on a trip to Southeast Asia, that also involved business.

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