Get Adventurous with Your Leadership Training

Mike and Chris write about the LDE philosophy & how it can inform leadership development at work in this article for Harvard Business Review

Get Adventurous with Your Leadership Training

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.

Read the full article here: https://hbr.org/2020/02/get-adventurous-with-your-leadership-training

Chris Myers
Chris Myers
Assistant Professor of Management
Academic Director of Executive Education
Mike Doyle
Mike Doyle
Director for Student Ventures
Adjunct Faculty in Management

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