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What Should Leadership Development Look Like in a Remote World?

What does leadership development look like in the modern world? Now that work environments have become more remote and hybrid, leaders are challenged with maintaining a team environment that cultivates its leaders, even when they’re not in the office.  Work Culture is Changing It’s no secret that we have fully entered a new age in […]

How to Actually Get Results from Team Building Exercises

Gather around! It’s time for team building. First, we want everyone to take one shoe off and place it in a pile. Then, every person is going to grab a shoe that is not theirs and traverse the room trying to find the person it belongs to.  Sound familiar? The shoe scramble (yes, it’s a […]

Company Retreats for Virtual Teams? Yeah, They Really Are That Important

It’s current year, and virtual teams are on the rise in the business world. That’s a great thing! Or is it a bad thing? We don’t really know, and we’re definitely not wading into that debate in the business world. We’ll let the people on LinkedIn have that argument for the next few decades. What […]

Why You Have to Have Team Activities at Your Company Retreat

No company retreat is complete without some type of team building activity, or two or three; we can’t get enough of them here at Sugar Lake Lodge. Why? Because team cohesion is one of the most important things a business can have. Your people are your company, and how well they work together determines how […]

The Roles Facilitators Play in Strategic Planning and Leadership Development

Retreat facilitators play a critical role in the planning, execution, and overall success of any company retreat. Whether you’re working on leadership development, strategic planning, board integration, or anything else during your business retreat, it pays to have facilitator on board.   Why? Are facilitators just glorified guides? Are they there to tell you what you […]

Choosing a Company Retreat Location? Here’s What to Look for

Whether you’re planning a company retreat for a small business of 20 people or a full-scale corporate retreat for over 100, you need to find a location that is right for your team, business, and goals. Do you go to a local event center? Do you head off to a retreat location that’s out of […]

Planning a Corporate Retreat? Here’s Where to Begin

Planning a company retreat really doesn’t have to be a daunting process, at least when it’s done right. You can severely overcomplicate the issue if you step into the retreat planning process without knowing where you’re heading, which is why it’s best to get off on the right foot before you even begin to look […]

The Best Way to Measure the Impact of Leadership Development Programs

How do you measure the success of a leadership development program? It’s a qualitative measurement, but it’s also very possible to achieve. While it’s not always as clean cut as watching a number go up and down, there are ways to determine if your last leadership development retreat was successful. Every leadership development retreat should […]

Why Some Leadership Development Programs Fail

Why do some leadership development programs fail? While everything can seem to go well on your leadership retreat—from the travel to the activities you’ve planned—it can sometimes feel like your employees didn’t get what they should have from the curriculum you pieced together. It’s frustrating. You’ve undoubtedly worked hard to plan a trip, get everyone […]

How Experiential Learning Enhances Leadership Development Programs

What is experiential learning, and why is it an integral part of the leadership development process? For decades, leadership development courses and retreats have relied upon seminars, lectures, lessons, and other sorts of formal educational tools to shape the new leaders of tomorrow’s businesses. While these things have worked in the past, they are far […]

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