Get expedition ready to achieve great things


Much can be achieved when a team of people has absolute focus on a particular goal, almost to the point where other things don’t matter.

Indeed, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) calls real focus Expedition Behaviour, and when you think about how a group on a snowy expedition has to perform together, it makes sense.

Here is the definition of expedition behaviour:

  • Serve the mission and goals of the group
  • Be as concerned for others as you are for yourself
  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect
  • Support leadership and growth in everyone
  • Respect the cultures you contact
  • Be kind and open-hearted
  • Do your share and stay organised
  • Help others, but don’t routinely do their work
  • Model integrity by being honest and accountable
  • Admit and correct your mistakes.

Think about how you would apply yourself and your team if you really were about to embark on an expedition. Consider the tasks that need to be completed, your mindset and your energy levels and apply them to something happening in your business. It could be the day of a major product launch, the first day of your sale or other large important project such as moving offices or clearing a backlog.

You don’t need to be on a snowy mountainside to use NOLS’ style of leadership to focus your group on a task. When everyone pulls together and shares the same goal no matter what, great things can be achieved, and the energy created will push the expedition forward.

Serious about your success?