What I Learned About Leadership from a Low Ropes Course
We went to Deer Run, a beautiful retreat center in the hills of middle Tennessee. The weather was absolutely gorgeous—mid-40s and plenty of sunshine.
The most memorable part of the retreat for me was the low ropes course. Bob Elder, a local businessman, facilitated the experience and did an outstanding job.
He presented to us a series of five challenges that we had to solve together as a team. They became progressively more difficult as the afternoon wore on.
This exercise took some serious teamwork and a deliberate strategy. But I’m pleased to report that every man made it.
Here are seven of my leadership take-aways from this experience.