ThumBalls

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Thumball - Be A Leader
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A terrific icebreaker and conversation starter; ThumBalls are a universally appealing activity enlivening any training session. Simply toss and share your reaction based on the prompt lying under your thumb for fun and intuitive topics that create a stress-free environment optimized for training.

The Be a Leader ThumBall gets the conversation started about what skills great leaders possess. This particulate activity guides players through a bit of introspection as they consider their leadership strengths or opportunities for improvement. Topics include: 

  • “I'd be a better leader if I spent more time on...”
  • “When my workers disagree with me, I...”
  • The #1 leadership trait
  • I get honest feedback from workers when...
  • And much more

As you try to generate discussion to build new friendships and relationships, a key challenge is finding “common ground” you share with others. The Common Ground ThumBall offers phrases you can use to stimulate conversation, promote team spirit, and boost flagging energy. This ThumBall helps to uncover common experiences and interests by finding out how participants:

  • Would spend a Friday night
  • Where they would like to go on vacation
  • What their perfect day off looks like
  • What sports/shows they like to watch
  • And much more

We live in a diverse world. While some differences like skin color, gender, height or weight, physical challenges, and age are visible; other differences are not as visually apparent. The Diversity Thumball is a fun training tool tackling difficult topics with sensitivity while showing participants how to:

  • Critique ideas, not people
  • Stop sparking personal attacks
  • Listen and make sure everyone feels heard and validated
  • Agree to disagree; disagree without being disagreeable
  • And much more

The Get Happy at Work ThumBall creates a more positive workplace by allowing colleagues to share goals, discuss challenges, and build relationships. Participants will focus on positivity, engagement, meaning, accomplishments, and relationships, as the prompts help surface sources of happiness. These cues draw out personal qualities, work challenges, professional goals, and organizational dynamics, and help:

  • Promote team productivity and optimism
  • Identify areas for organizational improvement
  • Build a happier workplace with less conflict
  • And much more

The Getting to Know You ThumBall has prompts to stimulate an introductory conversation between employees. Participants will have fun passing this ball along while they introduce themselves and get to know:

  • Turning points in each other’s lives
  • What they value in a friendship
  • Someone you'd like to dine with or meet
  • Greatest fears, phobias, and so much more
  • And much more

    Is your team performing to the max? How do they support each other? How do they develop a consensus and manage disagreements? From board rooms to church basements, we're thrown together with people we may or may not know well and are challenged to achieve outstanding results. The Team Dynamics ThumBall is a playful way to raise the critical questions that clear the air so your team can reach their full potential. Team Dynamics ThumBall prompts ask: 

    • What's the best thing about being on a team
    • What's most challenging about being on our team
    • What if someone isn't pulling their weight
    • How should we manage disagreements
    • And much more

    The Session Openers ThumBalls asks participants deep questions about their motivations, goals, and what makes them tick. Your employees will enjoy getting to know unique facts about each other as they find out each the other person's: 

    • Proudest work moments
    • Best coaches/teachers
    • Bad habits and pet peeves at work
    • Greatest work challenges
    • And much more

    Use the Shaped by Our Past ThumBall to encourage your group to connect and share details of their past. This ThumBall is a fun way to get participants talking about school, friends, family, hobbies, challenges, and more. Conversation topics include: 

    • High school regrets
    • Mistakes or failures you learned from
    • If non-family members had an impact on your life
    • Proud childhood moments
    • And much more

      The Workplace Ethics ThumBall raises questions and fosters discussions regarding individual and organizational norms and ideals. Topics focus on making and breaking the rules, fostering ethical leadership, whistleblowing, bending the truth, and more. Participants will enjoy productive conversations regarding: 

      • The types of people they look to as a moral compass
      • How they'd handle conflict in different situations
      • What integrity, rules, ethics, and fairness mean to you
      • How your team handles ethical issues
      • And much more