By melinchina on Apr 09, 2007
After much deliberation I finally selected a venue for my team's Leadership Training course. We ended up at a hotel on the outskirts of Beijing close to the Summer Palace called ChongXueShanZhuang Hotel. It was very reasonable (about $65 for a half-day) and the scenery was gorgeous. We felt like we were very far away from the office - here's the view we had from the training room:
Chris Barclay of Gingko led the training for us (here's a link to his company's website but if you want to know who he really is I recommend this site instead). It was a nice treat for me to be a participant and not a leader. We did exercises to decide if we were foxes, St. Bernards or lions, and we talked about bridging communication and cultural gaps. The training was very much worth the time we invested. Chris is a fantastic trainer, I highly recommend him.
I am still reeling from something I learned in the training - that I am apparently unstructured and can be over-powering when surrounded by a group of introverts. I say reeling. "In denial" is probably a better term.