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Women in Leadership: Gain Confidence Through Adventure

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While there are many companies blazing trails for gender equality, the fact remains, women are not equally represented in leadership positions. It is still a very male dominated world.  A quick google search, and you'll find shocking details…
busyness

Why You Need To Be Less Busy

“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” ~John Lennon Busyness has become a rite of passage in our culture. A status symbol of sorts...you've achieved 'success' when you can finally complain that you're too busy. The…

Time Thief: Procrastination

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Procrastination is the reason smart people fail to succeed. Have you ever set out to complete an important task only to find yourself doing something entirely different? You ventured to the kitchen for lunch even though you just ate an hour…

High Endeavor: The First Element of Adventure

Adventures are, by definition, out of the ordinary. They're exciting. There's an element of the unknown in the adventure, however big or small it is. The Odyssey would just be a long, boring story if Odysseus simply plotted out his course to…

Team Development Trends to Watch in 2017

Team development is surely an evolving concept. One certainty is that team development will be every bit as essential to organizational success in 2017 as it always has been. The corporate world is anything but static, and team building strategies…

How the Holidays Can Boost Your Team Building

There's little disagreement that most people feel higher stress levels during the end-of-year holidays. The many additional responsibilities people take on, including gift shopping, attending social events, hosting family and friends, and dealing…
Executive leadership

Expert Interview Series: Dr. David Brendel of Leading Minds Executive Coaching About Leadership Coaching For Executives in Transition

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David Brendel is the founder and director of Leading Minds Executive Coaching, LLC. We recently spoke with David about how corporate leaders handle change and career transitions. Tell us a bit about your background. Why did you choose to leverage…

Adventure Highlight: Steve Luckenbach Leadership Perspective

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My friend and colleague, Steve Luckenbach,  just wrapped up his first experience rock climbing adventure last week. Together we climbed at Red Rocks in Las Vegas, Nevada. To say it was an empowering and enlightening experience that transformed…
leadership traits of lewis and clark

5 Lewis & Clark-Inspired Traits Every Executive Should Embrace

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In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson oversaw the purchase from France of the vast Louisiana Territory, and afterward proposed a lengthy exploration of the territory, choosing his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to oversee it. Along with…
Team building

Why Team Building is Easier at 10,000 Feet

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Climbing mountains with others builds camaraderie and cohesion unlike anything else. This is true even on easy climbs - the ones that are more "walking" than "climbing" and don't require ropes and harnesses. For this reason, mountain climbing…

Leadership Strength Training: The Adventurer's Advantage

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Leadership Strength Training Not all great leaders are straight out of central casting. Some of them surprise us with their effectiveness, while others from whom we expect great things disappoint us. Ultimately, a person doesn't become a great…

Can You Create A High-Performance Team?

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High-Performance Team Development My final hopes of staying dry and warm disappeared as the winds picked up and the precipitation began moving horizontally instead of vertically - our days of sun, warm rock, and blue-bird skies were over.…