In the mountains, we use guidebooks to help us understand the strange new world that we’re about to enter.
Guidebooks contain written and visual descriptions about the mountain’s features and potential routes to the summit. But they don’t give all of the information away—that would take the fun and excitement out of it! Rather, they give us clues to help us move with confidence through the doubt and uncertainty that we all experience every time we venture into the unknown.
This guidebook is intended to do the same for you—to give you a feel of what we can offer and how we might be able to collaborate (it also includes our fee breakdown).
This is your event and it’s your money on the line—so you’ll want to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be!
This is where things start getting interesting.
If you and your leadership team are truly committed to leading your organisation through this forthcoming decade of disruption, and if you really want to grow your organisation to become agile and innovative, then you really have to do one of these programs (if you like hamburgers, then think of our programs like a ‘Works Burger’—we throw the kitchen sink at it). But be careful, for practical reasons we can only run a few of these each year—SO BOOK EARLY!
These programs are not for everyone, but if reading the following text makes your skin tingle with excitement, then you know that if ever there was one leadership development course you had to do in your life, this one is it. (And that’s straight from the mouth of a previous program participant—a C-suite executive from one of Australia’s largest banks, for that matter.)
Specific organisational change initiatives for senior leadership teams.
The whole kitchen sink
Patrick works closely with your leadership team to prepare for and execute a trip to a remote mountain range in Australia. The program is run during the Australian winter and spring months to ensure a learning environment with appropriate volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. We spend between 3-5 days in the field, with multiple days in the office in the months leading up to the event, and after.
This program unpacks EVERYTHING that Patrick knows to show you HOW to be more agile and innovative by learning the three skills (sensemaking, full-spectrum decision making and getting critical), the three insights (strengths, weaknesses and risk attitude) and the three traits (growth mindset, always be learning, and anti-alpha) of the Alpine Style Model, and finally, the three Ready-to-Launch components which tie it all together (mission, engagement and antifragility).
It’s not an easy program—at times you will probably find it confronting— and you need to be in sound physical shape to participate (but don’t be mistaken, this is NOT like the team-building programs of old where chest- beating Rambo Alpha Males try and outwit and outlast one another). But you’ll look back on this experience and think ‘WOW’. And your senior leadership team will never be the same again (they’ll be much better).
It’s not an easy program—at times you will probably find it confronting— and you need to be in sound physical shape to participate (but don’t be mistaken, this is NOT like the team-building programs of old where chest- beating Rambo Alpha Males try and outwit and outlast one another). But you’ll look back on this experience and think ‘WOW’. And your senior leadership team will never be the same again (they’ll be much better).ENQUIRE NOW
This program is pretty the same as the Australian version. Except that the mountains are bigger, and just a whole lot more wild!
And yes, we totally understand that taking a senior leadership team out of the office for 1–2 weeks is a massive commitment. But so is the future of your organisation. And that’s what’s at stake here.
N.B. these programs do not involve technical, roped climbing.ENQUIRE NOW