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The Top 3 Leadership Lessons You Won’t Learn in an Office or Classroom

By Liz Townsend on 7/10/18 8:51 AM


My rope team heading back to base camp. Photo by Liz Townsend.

You might think that seven years of working in the business world would have taught me about leadership. Yet the best lessons I’ve learned have come while climbing rocks and mountains and hiking miles into the wilderness, where traveling with companions over steep snowy passes and through thick forested valleys has forced me to face leadership challenges in ways that I rarely encounter inside.

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Topics: Live the Dream, NOLS Custom Education, Backpacking, leadership, MBAs, tolerance for adversity and uncertainty

NOLS Pro featured in Businessweek

By Casey Adams on 5/7/12 8:06 AM

“Outdoor education, once largely confined to orientation at business schools, is making inroads at a growing number of MBA programs as schools look for more effective ways to teach students the dynamics of leadership and team-building. Many of them are turning to the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS),” writes Alison Damast in a Bloomberg Businessweek article published today.

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, Bloomberg, Wharton School, Businessweek, National Outdoor Leadership School, Business School, MBAs, Educators Notebook, NOLS Professional Training