Wilderness education can uncork social innovation in young people by giving them time to think.
Here are five common “flies” you should always present when you are working to recruit volunteers your team. Chances are they will bite on one of them because their soul is longing for something.
In a sudden outburst, “Spiderman” took off in a sprint toward the glistening frozen waterfall. His stride was long. His pace was rapid. I’d never seen ice climbing like this.
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Successful leaders know that creativity and peace are poisoned by the pursuit of perfection. Seeking to be the “best” at something is like walking out onto a deceiving cornice that won’t hold you. Walk out on that thing just a little further—keep trying to be “better than everyone else”, and you are going down.
They didn’t expect to make it to the top alive, but the danger was not of a technical nature. They were on a combat mission on the front lines of the Pacific war of World War II.
This passage encourages me as a leader to take a step back, clear off the clutter and focus on those few, relational, reproducible principles that will leave a legacy in people’s lives.
Talk about a crucial lesson in outdoor leadership skills. Our casual approach and over-confidence for a benign sounding excursion combined to get us into real trouble. Lesson learned. Pride swallowed.
Leadership skills and the art of following… If it hadn’t been for that delay we wouldn’t have experienced that stunning sunset-ascent of Eldorado Peak and I wouldn’t have gotten my all-time favorite summit pic.
Outdoor leadership requires healthy teams. When you are spending a week with another guide leading a group in the wilderness, if you don’t enjoy working together as a team, your whole group will suffer. Teamwork among guides, staff, and volunteers is a key to a successful outdoor ministry programs.