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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…

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…
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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…

Shift Perspective: Daily Leadership

Taking a moment to shift perspective from the macro to the micro, or vice versa, can significantly alter and impact the success and outcome of our work. Last week I had the privilege of presenting a keynote and workshop to a group of leaders…

Great Lessons Podcast - An Interview

Every so often we meet someone who gives us pause, a moment to reflect and see the world from a slightly different perspective. Drew Scott Pearlman is that type of person. Pearlman recently started the Great Lessons Leadership Podcast with…

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…

The 3-Minute Leadership Audit

Can the Five Elements of Adventure improve leadership and team development in your organization? The word “audit” is not a punitive. It doesn't connote negativity. The word "audit" deserves more respect than it gets; it's a tool to take…

Why You Need a BHAG

As you stand at the bottom of the mountain looking towards the top, it seems insurmountable that you could ever get there.  Yet you know with the right planning and preparation, you can achieve this goal.  Slowly and steadily you will make…

3 Steps To Effectively Lead Challenging Teams

Leading during challenging conditions is difficult enough: variables, external stressors and pressure, and internal demands on time and resources. Add to that, leading challenging teams, and projects and organizations can reach an impasse;…

The Path With The Greatest Gain

  Climbing is rather simple: start at the bottom, go to the top, and return back to the bottom. Like anything though, the intricacies are in the details and nuance. When I speak to leaders and organizations, I begin with a photo of Everest…