Not long ago my 17-year-old son and I went on a hike on Usery Mountain just north of Mesa, Arizona. We trecked up the Pass Mountain Trail, a seven-mile loop around the mountain which summits about two thirds of the way along the trail.
It wasn’t a particularly arduous climb but the intensity was elevated for us because we were pressed for time: he was catching a flight back home to Minneapolis in just a few hours. We had less time to do the hike than we would have liked. As I raced across the mountain, numerous leadership lessons surfaced.
All told, there are 20 of them and in the coming weeks I will document all of them. With titles like “You will probably not crash to your death” and “Sometimes it is best not to look down” and “Don’t go it alone,” I share the leadership lessons that showed up for me on the mountain.
These leadership lessons will help you communicate and lead more effectively whether you lead from the board room or the lunch room.
Several are excerpted below. Find the list of all the Leadership Lessons here on the Working Conversations blog.
And, if you find it valuable to distill the lessons from commonplace activities like I do, use the following steps to reverse engineer and find gold in everyday activities.