Get Adventurous with Your Leadership Training

Publication
Harvard Business Review

Citation

Myers, C.G., & Doyle, M. (2020, February). Get adventurous with your leadership training. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2020/02/get-adventurous-with-your-leadership-training

Translated

Translated: كريستوفر مايرز [Myers], مايك دويل [Doyle]. (2020, March). التحلي بروح المغامرة في تدريب القدرات القيادية Harvard Business Review Arabia. https://www.hbrarabic.com/المغامرة-في-تدريب-القدرات-القيادية/ (Headline article on HBR Arabia homepage)

Summary

Research has shown that many leadership development programs fail to help individuals develop the sorts of dynamic, 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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