Last week I began preparations for a new team-building program. I wanted to offer something unusual and different for the summer; an activity that would add a little sizzle and fun while creating an opportunity for teams to bond, connect, collaborate and celebrate their strengths. I searched the media to find out what was new or trendy.
Reality TV is on the down swing, culinary competitions are overcooked, and vampire themed shows are pretty hot…but tell me, how popular would biting and blood be in the workplace with harassment and workplace violence issues to deal with?
Then it hit me – every year there is always at least one superhero movie. This year was Iron Man 2. And who doesn’t love a super hero? Generally they are good people with great intentions and a super ability that helps them save the world. And in times like these, the world can use a little saving, from oils spills to terrorist plots to ecological doom & gloom.
So I am excited to introduce My Super Heroes Super Adventure. The premise of the program is that all of us have super powers (strengths) within us, as well as an Achilles heel or weakness that gets in our way. The team-building program begins with each individual identifying their strengths and weaknesses and creating a super hero identity which will later be teamed up with other super peers to create Super Teams. Teams will them compete in several challenges, earn points and compete for The Super Heroes Team Award!
As I started to create the program, I thought it would be fun to use myself as a guinea pig. If I were a Super Hero/ Super Leader who would I be?
What super powers would I have? What would my fatal flaw be?
And what creative costuming would I need to conceal secret identity?
Here is what I can up with:
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- Brings energy & excitement to the team
- A motivational conduit
- Encourages a positive perspective
- Exudes joy and optimism
- Finds the fun in all tasks
- Able to see the “bright side” in any challenging situation
Her Super Human Abilities:
Electrically charged! Can zap a bad guy dead in his tracks, can light up the city in a blackout, can start a fire at the snap of a finger, and can revive a heart attack victim with a touch of her hand.
Her Fatal Flaws:
- Detail deficiency: Gets so caught up in the fun aspects of a task that important details can be over looked.
- Too trusting. Her belief in other people’s goodness and honesty can cloud her judgment and decision making.
Now with my new super identity I am now ready to team up with other super leaders to fight crime, neutralize world threats and divert day to day disasters.
So if you were to join my Super Hero Team. Who would you be? What strengths and abilities would you bring to the group? I’d love to hear from you. ZAP! You’re on!