In 1929, it was decided that the first ever World Cup would take place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930. Thirteen nations would be participating after accepting invitations - no qualifications took place. In 18 matches, 70 goals would be scored including the first hat-trick in World Cup history by Guillermo Stábile.
I host hundreds of meetings every year, from conferences to sales team retreats. One thing I've learned is that an icebreaker truly can make or break an event. Here's the crazy science on this : Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton gathered 221 participants and had them form groups of two to four people.
Executive Summary Experts have long encouraged people to "play to their strengths." But based on my observations, this is easier said than done, because we often undervalue what we inherently do well. As a leader, the challenge is not only to spot talent but also to convince your people that you value their talents and that they should, too.