Mountain Mindset leadership courses focus on five core modules with activities dedicated to exploring them.
LEADING FROM THE FRONT
The ability to set a positive leadership example by leading from the front is the cornerstone of effective leadership. This determines the tone of the team output and service.
Rock climbing leaders will take the team for a climbing at one of our beautiful mountain crag locations. During the climb the guides will role model leadership behaviours including communication of the situation, training colleagues to succeed, collaborating with the team to generate a plan, and taking responsibility for team actions.
Delegates will be asked to look out for the leadership qualities being demonstrated and to be prepared to discuss their observations.
CARE TO LEAD
Care to lead is an adaptation of the British Army’s ‘serve to lead’ principle. It highlights the importance of caring for the team and their personal objectives not just at work but also in their personal lives. It helps the leader to understand the lens through which colleagues see their life and work.
This insight into an individual team member’s situation allows the leader to tailor their leadership style more specifically to the needs of their team, thus helping team members to succeed in their individual goals and team activities.
This activity half day will be spread over a long, relaxing hike or snowshoe into the mountains to allow for time to reflect on how caring for the team can improve team performance.
CoNFLICT MANAGEMENT IN THE TEAM
This activity is mountain based with delegates taken on a walking adventure in the mountains. Along the route, delegates will be nominated as team leaders and deputy team leaders.
The team of delegates will be exposed to various scenarios that test their conflict management, negotiation, feedback and collaboration skills. The scenarios will explore general leadership qualities with a particular focus on the ability to manage conflict.
At the end of the day delegates will be asked to discuss how the scenario learning might be translated into their place of work. This day will also draw out the connections with care to lead and how effective care to lead practice will help minimise conflict.
Disgruntled border guard.
Unsafe event in the mountains
Drink driving incident
Refusing to participate
We’ve gone the wrong way
DEVELOPING TEAM RESILIANCE
This activity day will focus on the importance of generating team resilience through positive leadership and the power of rest. Activities will be more restful on this day and will focus on how to build resilient teams including how to provide the opportunity for rest within a lean team that might be overworked and close to burning out.
ENCOURAGE AND CELEBRATE SUCCESS
On the last day of the course we take the opportunity to discuss the importance of celebrating success by recognising delegates' completion of the course. The activity will give delegates the opportunity to celebrate together before discussing strategies for acknowledging success at every level within the team.