Hunt for T-Rex Exercise
A fast-moving simulation exercise
• Builds leadership skills
• Demonstrates the value of consensus decision making
• Increases team effectiveness
• Captures the imagination and attention of all employees
Focuses on behaviors and practices that are characteristic and required
of truly successful leaders. Based on contingency and situational
theories. The exercise scenario begins 70 million years ago in the age
of dinosaurs and continues through modern times centering on an
expedition to find the fossils of Tyrannosaurus (T-Rex). The expedition
leader is confronted with a series of leader- ship challenges that she
must successfully meet in order to ensure the success of the project.
Exercise participants first make independent decisions for each of the situations the expedition leader faces. They then form teams and try to achieve consensus about the same issues. Helps participants develop leadership diagnostic skills and learn how to determine which approach is most effective for a particular situation.
Suitable for all organizational levels. Requires about 1 to 1.5 hours.Fully reproducible masters of all participant and facilitator materials plus PowerPoint® slides.
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