Leadership the Outward Bound Way: Becoming a Better Leader in the Workplace, in the Wilderness, and in Your Community

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The Mountaineers Books, 2007 - Business & Economics - 430 pages
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* Teaches the basic principles that Outward Bound uses to nurture leadership in thousands of program participants in the United States each year
* Shows how those same principles apply in everyday contexts, from a backpacking trip through the mountains to a strategy meeting in the boardroom
* Challenges and inspires you to apply these principles of good leadership through thought-provoking case-study exercises, based on real-life situations

Outward Bound has been teaching leadership internationally for more than sixty years. In the United States alone, some 700,000 people have learned life-changing, transferable leadership skills and strategies through Outward Bound experiences.

You don't need to summit a mountain to learn these invaluable skills. Now anyone can benefit from Outward Bound USA's collective wisdom and experience, as articulated by its top leadership experts. Leadership the Outward Bound Way introduces readers to the fundamentals of good leadership: communicating effectively, building trust, building teams, overcoming fear, taking risks, and making decisions. The book explores how these leadership basics can be applied in different areas of life-in outdoor travel and recreation, in the office or the boardroom, and in community work or volunteerism.

The text is punctuated by accounts of real-life events during Outward Bound programs, call-outs of key points and helpful tips and case-study exercises. This leadership approach is based on a teaching method developed at the Harvard Business School that challenges and informs readers about how to respond to real-life leadership situations.

 

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Contents

WHY LEARN LEADERSHIP FROM OUTWARD BOUND?
19
BECOMING A LEADER
34
COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY
51
BUILDING TRUST BUILDING A TEAM
71
TAKING RISKS AND MAKING DECISIONS
85
FINDING COURAGE OVERCOMING FEAR
102
THE PALESTINIANISRAELI UNITY PROJECT
116
TAKING LEADERSHIP INTO THE OUTDOORS
125
MANAGING CHANGE IN THE WORKPLACE
272
PLAYING A NEW TUNE AT MARTIN GUITAR
285
TAKING LEADERSHIP INTO YOUR COMMUNITY
291
SERVING OTHERS AS A COMMUNITY LEADER
295
LEADING A VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION
311
LEADING YOUTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
340
LEADING YOUR COMMUNITY IN THE POLITICAL ARENA
370
LEADING PARKS AND PEOPLE
389

PREPARING TO LEAD AN EXPEDITION
129
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS OUTDOORS
155
GOING SOLO
197
SEA KAYAKERS STRANDED IN DARKNESS AND FOG
213
TAKING LEADERSHIP INTO YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE
221
TEAM BUILDING IN THE WORKPLACE
225
WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
251
LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM MOUNT KILIMANJARO
395
CASE STUDY FOLLOWUP QUESTIONS
399
BIBLIOGRAPHY
409
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
421
INDEX
423
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In addition to the foreword by former U.S. President JIMMY CARTER, contributors to Leadership the Outward Bound Way include the following:JOHN RAYNOLDS, former Navy frogman and CEO/president of Outward Bound USA, addresses the leadership skills involved in making any trip into the outdoors successful. BOB GORDON, president of Outward Bound Professional, and CAROLINE BLAIR-SMITH, course director and writer/editor of Outward Bound publications, reveal how you can lead others in ways that encourage good teambuilding, high performance, and effective change management in a professional environment. JOAN WELSH, former president of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and founder of several non-profit organizations, explores how you can effectively impact your community through volunteerism. Case Studies are provide by JIM GARRETT, Director of the Outward Bound USA's National Service Initiative. MARK GERZON, codirector of the Global Leadership Program, puts Outward Bound's leadership development techniques and philosophy into a global context.

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