Adventure provides the vehicle on which to extend our capability and capacity. Adventurers have for many decades faced the extreme of uncertainty and risk, where errors in judgement can be paid for with the ultimate price. In today's competitive and dynamic business environment adopting an adventurers approach we can provide dynamic results in risk taking and pushing back the frontiers of known endurance, self-confidence, resilience and initiative.
What is adventure?
My definition of adventure is a journey in work or life that involves people, risk and excitement in pursuit of a positive outcome. By understanding the value, and interaction, of the four key elements of adventure - Risk, Outcome, People and Excitement - we can truly unleash our full potential and achieve our full potential.
What are the essential values an adventurer?
Cultivate an appetite for risk
Maintain a positive viewpoint
Value individual differences
What makes a successful adventurer?
I believe that to be successful in adventure, and by that read work and life, you must first understand your desired outcome, if you don't know where your journey is going how can you put in place the resources your need to reach it. You must respect fellow adventurers, and value individual perspectives - through diversity comes real strength.
Risk is ever present and a good adventurer continually seeks knowledge to develop his situational awareness in order to reduce uncertainty and risk. And last but not least, a successful adventure learns regardless of the outcome and always enjoys the experience.
Adopt the Explorers Attitude : Think-See-Be
I have integrated my experiences, leadership and team development skills into my adventure-leader philosophy which I teach on my development courses. A philosophy that promotes a shift in attitudes to adopt those of an adventurer. It is about Thinking, Seeing and then Becoming the adventurer. By exploring your ability to experience more you will unlock true potential.