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Touchstones for a Turbulent World

Jim’s newest presentation, High Altitude Mindset, is an engaging interactive event, combining compelling stories from his high altitude climbing experiences with interaction, reflection and dialogue.

Jim recognizes that the world of business is increasingly a world of surprise and uncertainty, a world that confronts business leaders with disruptive change, where the ground shifts unexpectedly under their feet and the need to respond with clarity and commitment is greater than ever.

In addition to the traditional management / leadership skill set, we believe that organizations are going to require a new set of skills that will allow them to operate at top efficiency in the kill zone of business volatility.

Jim has uncovered in his own experiences a set of touchstones that allow him to reconnect to his most deeply held values and hard-won strengths in the face of extreme adversity. Participants are invited to reflect on touchstones in their own lives that can support them in tough times, offering practical tools for doing their part on their high-performing teams.

Touchstone Themes:

       Adaptability: Flexibility with a backbone – a capability to change strategy when circumstances change, without losing vision;

       Uncertainty: Embrace uncertainty, manage ambiguity, act decisively;

       Picture: Each team member’s personal picture holds common ground with a compelling group picture – of outcome, of what success                       whois, of we are;

       Fear: You can channel fear into a positive energy if you embrace it – it will drain you physically and mentally if you recoil from it;

       Risk: To manage risk is to reduce it by skill and technique.  More-skilled climbers can take on potentially more dangerous routes
                  without increasing their risk.  Managing risk is not minimizing or avoiding risk.

       Values: Commitment flows from a strong sense of shared values – deeply held common values are a key to individual and
                     team resilience

Outcomes:

       • Work with organizational issues
       • Relationship building between internal and or external teams
       • Communication and teamwork skills development
       • Develop individual and team(s) mutual accountability
       • Experience a “touchstone event ”- an exciting, highly charged team-based experience that will provide an anchor for the team          over an extended period of time

Time Commitment: option of half to full day based on specific objectives.
Ideal Groups: Teams or groups all types