Getting Adventurous with Your Leadership Training

Research has shown that many leadership programs fail to help individuals develop the sorts of collaborative skills needed for today’s work. Companies might benefit from adapting lessons from wilderness adventure expeditions, where people develop and refine their leadership, as they and their team navigate the interpersonal and physical challenges of trekking through the wilderness. These expeditions help participants develop their ability to tackle complex challenges, make strategic decisions in ambiguous situations, and collaborate and learn with their team – precisely the attributes desired in modern organizational leaders.

There are at least four characteristics of these expeditions that can be adapted and applied to improve many other types of leadership training and developmental programs.

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Originally published by Christopher G. Myers and Mike Doyle, February 13, 2020

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