Saturday, August 1, 2015

Day 7. Building High Performance Team & Challenges


Ginny: Do you know the keys to building and running successful teams? 

Arman insures to record Ginny's brilliant ideas
While Nurgul and Bahriddin think of past experiences
Taking notes, struggling from a lack of sleep or being challenged with heavy materials?!   
Steven's famous "Lost in Sea" exercise
is definitely keeping everyone busy
Nurlan sharing ideas how to survive at sea with Umid

Muzaffar convinces his team how to overcome this challenge 

It is not easy it might seem.
This team forces our participants to meditate while working on this exercise

Time to convince the rest why this group will survive...


Ayan's team has a different perspective

We know that Adlet can persuade anyone in this room

Who knows the right answer?!

Each team has its own truth.
Irakli agrees with Muzaffar's team to keep water to survive at sea

Murod: Lets see what Facebook might suggest in this particular case....


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Day 6. A SPECIAL day at the beach!

This is how it all looked at 7am before teams arrived - empty and quite!

Then the boat building teams arrive, receive instructions and get to work! Nervous...Stressed...Hot...Confused...Lack of resources...

But we know who enjoyed the sun, the breeze and the sea - our favorite facilitators

and Michael with Ginny!

The stress-free world is now gone while teams work on the assignment of the CELA Boat Works of Istanbul

Our auction team of Ayesha and Talal are the best traders we could recruit for CELA Boat Works of Istanbul

Talal manages to sell a chair and a beach umbrella to our intern Tugberk ;)
A final touch before getting on a long journey
While some teams are testing their inventions

aaaaand......Ready! Set! Go!
Steven: Please save me!
But somehow teams come back without Steven but a large amount of sand! (well, kind of large). Nevertheless, mission complete!
And they are happy!

 The CEO of the CELA Boat Works of Istanbul Bill Starnes holds a post-exercise briefing

Some are happy with the outcomes...

While Elza, Umidjon and Sami are trying to figure out the right solution...

But Tika and Yerlan are enjoying everything

and so is Almaz!

and so are interns and staff!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Day 5. My Y Strategy and Sources of Influence


John: There is treasure hidden in my Y-Strategy Model!

But what are the internal capabilities of your company and its external environment?!
John got even Michael involved in exercising this model with Gulya

And there is definitely a lot to go through to move forward on a challenge that participants are currently facing
MJ has a plan!

In spite of your best efforts at exhortation and persuasion, we still fail to meet our expectations. Bill can help to look at all sources of influences...  
Whether at home, at work, or in our communities.

Questions, questions, questions...

Adlet has questions for clarification.

Spotted!!! Now we know exactly who throws a party in the house! ;)

Its Koulets and Yasha!
If only Bahriddin had known what stalkers he has....

Maybe Artak managed to capture them on his phone?

Or maybe Irakli?

And Michael's main point: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?!

And here is the million dollar answer concluding our Day 5!