Aug 31, 2016
Co-hosts Jan Rutherford and Jim
Vaselopulos, discuss their upcoming expedition – the Crucible in
Patagonia, Argentina. They explore the project’s
conception, purposes, technical and social challenges, and goals.
They also describe the participants’ unique backgrounds, and how
they were selected for being selfless, adventurous, and possessing
heroic aspirations to make a difference in the lives of
The expedition has three
special operations warriors transition to the business
executives “heard the unheard” as they step back and do a digital
bring back the recipe for accelerating team development and the
growth of leaders.
Listen in to discover the plan and the tools they’re using to
predict the team’s dynamic!
[3:20] There are things that happen
out in the wilderness, from a leadership and a team perspective,
that just take a long time to duplicate in the business
[15:44] Create an A-Team with people
that are selfless, adventurous, and who have heroic aspirations –
people who are force multipliers.
[20:17] What can we learn from the
preparation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
[23:42] Consider Sir Ernest
Shackleton's legendary ad: Men wanted: for hazardous journey,
small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness,
constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in
case of success.
[29:43] A lot of companies hit a
wall at $10 million. To break through the wall, think
[30:29] Don’t just incrementally get
out of your comfort zone. Get out of your comfort zone in an order
[32:18] It’s all about
[33:00] Accelerate team development:
Form, Storm, Norm, and Perform －
[39:51] In the end, we’re going to
find out that it’s really simple, but very difficult.
- “I wasn’t climbing those mountains
for the view.”
- “You’ve always got 40% left in the
tank you didn’t realize you had.”
- “The tough times in an
organization are the good times, actually.”
Books Mentioned or
Referenced on the Show
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the
Opening of the American West