The Climb of my Life |
Active Leadership: Lessons I Learned Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro
Liz Nead, Author, Speaker, Coach, Adventurer
Liz took on the challenge to travel to Tanzania and climb to the roof of Africa in search of adventure and transformation. She returned with a changed vision of leadership. With entertaining, exciting stories and visual videos and images, Liz tells the tale of her once-in-a-lifetime climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and her introduction to Active Leadership.
Thirteen inexperienced people from all over the world gathered at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It would take 7 days and 40 climb staff to summit and descend the mountain through eight-hour hikes and 20 degree nights.
Through the process, Liz witnessed a different kind of leadership than what she was accustomed to in the traditional corporate setting. The climb strategy, dubbed by Liz “Active Leadership” is focused on a stretch-goal, characterized by kind planning, measured paces and inspirational encouragement.
Each team member had both a specific assignment and responsibility for the group goal. No role or detail is too insignificant.
By the end of the successful climb, the group was inspired, transformed and grateful, a hallmark of Active Leadership. This process, a combination of project management, servant leadership and visionary planning, is easily applied to sales teams, corporate groups, and project teams.
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