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A Lesson in Pop Culture and Diversity

Guest blog from Natalie Spiro, Owner and Event Facilitator at Drum Cafe West I finally had time to actually watch The Oscars (yes I recorded it). I’m not going to comment on who should have won what, or how glittery the dresses were (but Lupita Nyong’o should win the most-beads-on-a-dress award – gorgeous!). I do want to quickly […]

Creating a Synchronous Employee Experience with SONOS

For thousands of years, villages in Africa have commemorated milestone achievements by coming together for a unique celebration. Since the 2002 inception of Sonos, an innovative consumer electronics company, they’ve expanded their global reach to more than 60 countries and have established concrete relationships with thousands of retailers. We were thrilled to be part of their achievement […]

The Pursuit of Happiness (at Work)

There’s a quote out there that states, “If you like what you do, then you’ll never work a day in your life.” We think the root of this statement is based off of finding purpose and happiness within your work. It’s easy to correlate the relationship between doing things that make you happy and the […]

Taking the Message of “Ubuntu” to the Next Level!

On January 15th we honored Martin Luther King Jr. and everything he did to take a stand on equality in America. In reflection of this important day, we want to blog about how influential one person can be when they choose to selflessly help others and the communities around them. Drum Cafe West’s core ideal, […]

Better Together: A Day with Tri-Counties Bank

Conga line, anyone? That’s what happened when we had the pleasure of having an interactive drumming session with Tri-Counties Bank last month! This day was a perfect example of the excellence that can occur when you take a moment to celebrate and have fun with your team. We wanted to fuse the messaging of the […]

Welcome 2015: 4 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity

Happy New Year from the entire Drum Cafe West team! This is the month where we all make a resolution and vow to stick to it. A key influencer in keeping a resolution is productivity. Why? If you can stay on top of your to-do list, then you’ll have more time to embrace your resolution […]

Coming Together Full Circle with San Jose State University

As we move through a busy part of the year, remembering to acknowledge the efforts of the people around us is more important than ever. Regularly recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of your team, your colleagues, or your employees creates a ripple effect that expands far behind the recipient. When we build an environment where […]

Great Minds Think Differently

People will always be the most important asset to any organization. Think about going into an ideas meeting and everyone having the same idea. In this situation, great minds don’t think alike. Great minds think differently. It’s easy to see that diversity in the workplace is a huge advantage to any environment that embraces it. […]

What Every Leader Can Learn From the 7 Core Values of GAP Inc.

What is the true mark of a successful leader? Is it their ability to inspire their team, or ability to hold everyone accountable to their tasks? Is a successful leader one who hits their goals consistently or the one who comes up with the next big idea? At the end of the day, we can […]

Using Rhythm to Transcend Language: Drum Cafe West Heads to Japan

We’ve said before that rhythm resonates so deeply, but never before have we felt it as tremendously as we did last month in a very special event with GAP Inc in Japan. We’ve worked with GAP here in North America, leveraging the power of rhythm as a key component of their Leadership Academy, and we […]