Oct 8, 2011

LEADERSHIP TAKES A HIKE

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True North Adventures Outdoors Education’s leadership development program uses hiking in the mountains of Montana and experiential learning  to develop the character of those who challenge to learn four CORE VALUES :
1 Living for the   Greater Good
2 Dreaming Big
3 Ownership
4 Teamwork
The CORE VALUES are surprisingly well integrated by Keith MacMurdie into every aspect of this unique outdoor, real-time education:
Just over six years ago Keith created True North Adventures Outdoor Education from a dream to a functioning, healthy reality. He desired to demonstrate what can result when any group is introduced to the four core values, through TNAOE (True North Adventures Outdoor Education )  in the the most impartial, automatic feedback classroom of all . . . NATURE . . . 93560009.

True World Group / True World Foods recognizes the quality and usefulness of True North’s Outdoor Education’s experiential training program and has been sending several teams from their nationwide operation over the past few years.  They believe this training can result in benefits for the  individual, those whom they serve-lead and the company’s business culture.   This is September 2011 this team climbed  Mt. Hollow Top (Elev. 10,604 ft. ), near Butt, Montana, which I was privileged to join.

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1 comment:

David Belfort said...

Here's the training I did for Montana.
• 4 mile runs on an elliptical while maintaining a 140 or less heart rate or 1 to 2 mile wakes in the neighborhood.
• Playing racquetball
•Use stairs when possible
• 100 leg lifts designed to strengthen knees and tighten stomach from desk chair 2x's/day
• Mowing the lawn

It worked for me.
David