Trustology: A Blueprint for Building a Culture of Trust. A Remedy for Healing Disunity & Unproductivity on Your Team!

Trustology inspires leaders and managers to tenaciously maintain an environment of trust because the fruit of cooperative behavior is worth the effort. People who don’t trust one another can only cooperate under a highly regulated and enforceable system of policies. This poisons the roots of creativity and it doesn’t take long before a culture of distrust erodes productivity.

Blessing Underprivileged People w/ Outdoor Adventures | Men’s Ministry

A monumental task. A dream come true. An example of brotherhood… of courage… of bravery. A monumental task. A dream come true. An example of brotherhood… of courage… of bravery. This video is about “Team Alex” – a men’s ministry that sacrificed their hike to get a 14 year old w/ cerebral palsy to the top of one of Colorado’s Fourteeners.

Striving for Last Place – Servant Leadership in Mark 9:33-37

Probably the thing I remember most about this experience was the attitude and demeanor of our sailing guide, Sam. He was a model of servant leadership. Although he was extremely skilled far beyond anyone else in the estuary around us, he displayed patience and genuinely displayed joy as we discovered some new skills.

3 Ways Wilderness Experiences Help Promote Visionary Thinking

The wilderness is an ideal environment for fostering visionary leadership because it is wild and unpredictable. It constantly creates “need to know” situations where one has to sort out the difference between an “okay idea worth trying”, versus “the right thing to do… the thing that we must do, right now.”

HOW HAVING SPIRITUAL GUIDES IN YOUR LIFE HELPS YOU FLOAT AT GOD’S PACE

I was headed to Crested Butte, CO for an epic fly fishing trip. I was reluctant to go with a guide because I thought I should just figure it out myself. How vain and foolish that thinking was. As I look back on my decision to ignore my pride and partner up with a professional guide, I realize now that humility has some great rewards.

A DEEPER MOTIVATION FOR SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE WILDERNESS

Do we love adventure for what we get out of it, or do we love it because it bends us more toward dependency on God? Leading others in the wilderness with attention to risk management requires hard skills to protect your group, but even more importantly, it demands having a shepherd-like heart.

5 WAYS IPHONES IN THE BACKCOUNTRY ARE AN OPPORTUNITY, NOT AN OBSTACLE

For many youth today, their ipod or iphone is more important for them to have close at hand than anything else in their backpack. Since outdoor ministry is about first about transformation, outdoor leaders who understand the art of facilitation need to view this seeming obstacle to a “true wilderness experience”, as an opportunity to help young people see how their addiction to connectivity might be wounding their soul.

NASA KNOWS THE VALUE OF WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP & TEAM BUILDING

Imagine working on the International Space Station, having to live in such close proximity with a team of other people for weeks at a time. That requires a unique team. The wilderness helps groups quickly work through interpersonal and problem-solving issues to efficiently establish cohesiveness.