Get Adventurous with Your Leadership Training

Abstract

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.

Publication
Harvard Business Review

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.

Article Reprints, Summaries, & Translations

Кристофер Майерс [Myers], Майкл Дойл [Doyle]. 2020. Дикое лидерство: как развивать руководящие кадры вдали от офиса. Harvard Business Review Russia. https://hbr-russia.ru/liderstvo/lidery/835294

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/

Look to the great outdoors to inspire your next leadership training. (2020, March). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/tip/2020/03/look-to-the-great-outdoors-to-inspire-your-next-leadership-training


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