Tower Building Project®

Leadership styles exercise as a intro or a follow up to any leadership program.


The Tower Building Project® team development tool and simulation is designed to allow participants to experience various leadership styles first hand.

Participants are required to build a tower that will be judged in an open competition.

The leaders are chosen by the facilitator and given leadership roles to play.

Learning comes from the quality of the work completed and an employee satisfaction survey. The exercise creates lively discussions and experiential learning through modest physical activity. Ideally, the Tower Building Project compliments another leadership analysis tool or exercise. (See the Life Style Inventory on this site). However the TBP can be used as an introduction or follow-up to any leadership program.

Requires approximately 2.5 to 6 hours for exercise, scoring and discussion and is suitable for half or full-day sessions.

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Pins and Straws Team Kit
There are a variety of “building” materials that the facilitator can use in the simulation. However, we have found that using straight pins and drinking straws also produces great results. Each kit comes in a plastic-ware container. You will need one kit per team. The kits can be disassembled and reused.

The Tower Building Project® is a registered trademark of Human Synergistics, Inc., Plymouth, MI, U.S.A.

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