Leadership Strategies to refocus team mates on a project to overcome obstacles. Very useful for individuals involved in Business or Leadership positions in Academic environments. (i.e Student Government Association.)
Education World: Organizing Staff Meetings Even You Want to Attend: "When administrators abandon the idea that staff meetings should merely be news briefings and instead use them as a means to boost morale and collect teacher input, chances are people will stop scheduling their dentists appointments on meeting days."
Team Building Task-The Cup Challenge - take a rubber band and tie 6 strings to it (though I think 5 would work if you want smaller groups). Participants must use only the strings to move 6 cups into a pyramid formation. You can make this a competition between the groups or give them harder cup moving tasks.