Can you benefit from a workshop on team-building skills without an opportunity for self-development? Can you bring anything to the team that is greater than yourself? Many managers look to a 2 day workshop on team-building skills to enhance the productivity, efficiency, etc. of their staff. And in some cases, it is to increase cooperation and reduce conflict amongst the staff. The staff of an organization can make or break the organization. They are the the engine that drives the organization forward, or stalls it, or flips it on its side. Perhaps personal development is the key, self-reflection, an opportunity to be the best that you can be. And then you bring the best that you can be to the team. The schools do not teach us how to be the best that we can be. Many people are searching and so self-learning has become popular. The self-help section in the bookstore is growing – the demand is there. Perhaps we should begin with supporting individuals to be the best that they can be as part of professional development in the work place. I believe it will more than beneficial.