Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventurers
Face every business challenge with the skills and spirit of an elite adventurer
Wild Success takes you on a thrilling ride into the world of extreme adventurers―extraordinary men and women whose hard-earned wisdom can be applied to any business situation. The authors combine one-of-a-kind insights from the adventure world with innovative research from the field of neuroscience to provide powerful, proven-effective leadership lessons.
Adventurers know better than anyone that unexpected obstacles and tough situations can force the most creative, innovative thinking. Become a leader of leaders by using the wild wisdom garnered by elite adventurers in the most extreme environments on the planet.
Rowing the Northwest Passage: Adventure, Fear, and Awe in a Rising Sea
"Vallely transports the reader to places few will ever go: the very edges of the earth and of human endurance."
In this gripping first-hand account, four seasoned adventurers navigate a sophisticated, high-tech rowboat across the Northwest Passage. One of the “last firsts” remaining in the adventure world, this journey is only possible because of the dramatic impacts of global warming in the high Arctic, which provide an ironic opportunity to draw attention to the growing urgency of climate change.
Along the way, the team repeatedly face life-threatening danger from storms unparalleled in their ferocity and unpredictability and bears witness to unprecedented changes in the Arctic habitat and inhabitants, while weathering gale-force vitriol from climate change deniers who have taken to social media to attack them and undermine their efforts.
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How to Use the Uncertainty of Coronavirus to Innovate, Learn and Lead
Mark Matthews is a “big wave” surfer who faces fear and uncertainty with every extreme ride he takes. And he has something important to teach us in this new coronavirus world in which we live.
You probably have seen people like Mark on TV – those amazing, brave (crazy?), intrepid surfers who ride humungous waves in Hawaii, or Australia, or wherever the endless summer takes them.
Professional Adventurers’ Top 3 Tips For Surviving A Crisis
Article as posted on Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global website
An adventure can be something you actively prepare for and intentionally seek out, but it can also be an experience that hits you broadside with no prior warning and leaves you scrambling for what to do next. The current COVID-19 crisis falls squarely into the latter category and navigating through it is an adventure in every sense of the word.
Book Review — “Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventurers” by Amy Posey and Kevin Vallely
While reading this book, I was reminded of another business book that I had read some years ago entitled Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit by James M. Strock (Three Rivers Press / Random House).
Voice of a New Generation
As Tabitha and Amanda walk out onto the sea ice, testing their snowshoes in the soft snow, it’s apparent Amanda isn’t comfortable. Tabitha marches ahead about 30 yards and turns to find Amanda stopped in her tracks. Tabitha appears to be urging her on, but Amanda shakes her head.
Tabitha: “Come on Amanda, it’s fine. Don’t worry.”
Amanda: “I don’t like being on ice. We don’t know how thick it is.”
Trust is The Lifeline
Adventurers and business leadership experts, Amy Posey and Kevin Vallely explain how both in climbing and in business, trust is everything.
Teetering on a tiny foothold 1,000ft above the ground, I stare down at my partner and yell in the most composed voice I can muster.
“Watch me here Peter. I’m not sure about this!”
“I got you, Kev”, he hollers back, “You got this!”
Peter is holding the rope I’m attached to...
3 Things Business Leaders can learn from Extreme Athletes
How do you navigate through the inevitable fear associated with the unknown? Extreme adventure athletes make a living doing just that.
An adventure can be something you actively prepare for and intentionally seek out, but it can also be an experience that hits you broadside with no prior warning and leaves you scrambling for what to do next.