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The Role of the Individual within a Team


The Role of the Individual within a Team

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle When we begin building teams, whether for work, sports, or even trivia at the local pub, we have to consider the strengths of the individuals that we are utilizing. We try to identify the leader, the follower, the creative, the big picture visualizers, […]

Take It Outside


Take It Outside

The Value of Team Building Beyond the Office Have you ever observed the feelings you experience while on vacation? Do you mysteriously find it easier to connect with your loved ones and have new conversations when you’re outside of your normal environment? Do you notice that you feel further bonded and connected to them once […]

Perfecting the Work-Life Balance


Perfecting the Work-Life Balance

Utilizing Peak Performance Techniques So far during Professional Wellness month, we’ve explored the importance of the mind-body connection and investing in employee satisfaction. We’ve addressed that wellness is about balance. When we are balanced, we feel content. Stress is manageable, and we are able to accomplish our tasks at work with ease and grace as […]

Team Building Events As Celebrations


Team Building Events As Celebrations

Investing in Employee Satisfaction         There are so many different types of organizations in the world- big businesses, corporations, small business, non-profits; you name it! For all the differences in opinion they may have, there’s one fact that unites them all- they’d be nowhere without their key team members. Employees are the […]

The Importance of the Mind/Body Connection


The Importance of the Mind/Body Connection

Drum for Wellness during Professional Wellness Month This month, businesses are celebrating Professional Wellness Month. Here at Drum Cafe West, it’s one of our favorite times of the year. Why? Because all across the country, employers and employees alike are taking measurable steps to call awareness to and protect their overall well being. Wellness is […]

The 8 Lessons of Leadership


The 8 Lessons of Leadership

A Post Dedicated to Nelson Mandela In honor of Leadership Month, it only makes sense for us to offer our thoughts on one of our most admired leaders— the great Nelson Mandela. At the age of 94, Nelson Mandela has created enough trouble to span many lifetimes. Mandela’s true first name is Rolihlahla.  In Xhosa […]

When It Comes to Leadership, A Little Self Doubt May Benefit


When It Comes to Leadership, A Little Self Doubt May Benefit

Thoughts On “Great Leaders Aren’t Smug” It’s an all-too familiar experience for many— you walk into a new office and are greeted by several different personalities. There are the shy overachievers, the boisterous overachievers, the know-it-alls, and the middle of the road do-as-I’m-told-ers. Working side by side with such varied personalities can have its ups […]

Guiding Corporate Teams to Connection


Guiding Corporate Teams to Connection

 The Best Parts of Being a Drum Cafe West Facilitator as written by Melinda Rodriguez There’s only one thing that can inspire a person to want a job like this. Being a facilitator for Drum Cafe West not only requires a passion for drumming and performance, but it also requires a deep desire to foster […]

The Power of Corporate Connection


The Power of Corporate Connection

Architecting Community Connections— they’re what life is all about. In our careers, we build our ‘networks’, which is just our fancy word for all of the valuable connections we’ve made.  In our personal lives, we nurture our friendships and romantic connections. Connections are the most powerful card we have to play as human beings. Connection […]

Taking Team Building to the Next Level


Taking Team Building to the Next Level

The Drum Cafe West Extended Program Here at Drum Cafe West, we are all about tailoring a program to fit an organization’s needs and goals. Whether that organization is looking for drumming to help with their team building efforts, diversity and inclusion training, or just some great entertainment at their next event, we have always […]