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Wilderness thinking: a Novel Approach to leadership development

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/01/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal
Issue number2
Volume21
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)10-13
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Purpose – Describes the development of a leadership approach in which the outdoors became an environment for personal reflection.

Design/methodology/approach – Reports on the pilot findings from research conducted with 50 managers from Airbus UK and TOTAL and contribute to knowledge about reflective approaches to leadership development

Findings – A process of retreat became a catalyst for reflective learning about leadership among 50 managers from Airbus UK and TOTAL. The findings challenge OMD and SMD and their specific use of the outdoors as a medium for individual learning.

Originality/value – Evidence was found that wilderness thinking represents an innovation in reflective learning which challenges the main trends in the use of the outdoors to develop leaders