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Feeling Stuck? Reach Your Plateau?

Feeling stuck? Funny how we think of plateaus in a negative light. Plateaus can actually be perfect for resting and absorbing the surroundings – taking it all in, 360 degrees around. But plateaus can grow stale quickly. What comes next? Is…

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…

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…
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Expert Interview Series: Eileen McDargh, Professional Speaker and CEO of The Resiliency Group, About Helping Leaders and Building Team Bonding

As Chief Energy Officer (CEO) of The Resiliency Group, Eileen McDargh guides leaders and organizations into developing powerful responses to change through keynotes, coaching, and facilitation. She has been called profound yet personal, pertinent…
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How to Measure the Success of Executive Coaching

The question "how does one measure success?" has been always been asked, but an even trickier query is "how does one measure the success of executive coaching?" Choosing to move forward with an executive coaching program is an excellent step…
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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…

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…

Expert Interview - John Mattone

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Recently I had the honor of speaking with John Mattone, one of the foremost thought leaders in Transformational Change and Leadership, in detail about the Five Elements of Adventure and how adventure shapes and defines our lives. Here is a…

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.…

The Path of the Greatest Gain // Your High Endeavor

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The Path of the Greatest Gain // High Endeavors Clarifying Your High Endeavors Creates a Clear Route toward Summit Success We choose our high endeavors. We choose endeavors, mountains (metaphorical or real) that move us to connect our value…

Leadership Failure: Toxic Expedition

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Complete leadership failure. I hadn't showered in three weeks, I was sunburnt, and I weighed twenty pounds less than I did when we started 21 days ago. I was despondent and exhausted. As an assistant guide on my first trip to climb Denali, North…

Summit Leadership - The Kilimanjaro Project

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I just wrapped up a successful (and really fun!) expedition climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. While Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, standing at 19,341 feet, it is also an amazingly diverse cultural…