Jay Irwin, CEO of CBST Adventures, talks about the power of community impact events, and the story behind our “Hands of Gratitude” prosthetic hands team building experience.
CBST Adventures’ CEO Jay Irwin recently wrote an article for Colorado Meetings and Events magazine. Jay’s article is titled ‘3 Keys to Better Engaging Your Employees’ and Jay discusses some unique strategies to help address low engagement rates faced by employers today.
The digital version of Colorado Meetings and Events magazine can be found HERE. Jay’s article is on page 22 of the magazine.
We’re excited to announce that at our Community Camper team build event in Keystone, Colorado, Cargil, a global food provider corporation, donated $13,000 worth of outdoor camping gear to Keystone Science School, an outdoor-driven science program for youth!
This is an incredible act of generosity and social impact that we feel fortunate to have helped make happen with Cargil. To learn more about the event and Cargil’s contribution, check out the video here!
In this latest edition of CBST Adventures’ article share, we are sharing a recent article from the Harvard Business School discussing culture change. The article follows a case study of Dr. Reddy’s, a 33-year-old global pharmaceutical company.
Dr. Reddy’s CEO, G.V. Prasad, shares his first-hand account of how he brought about culture change in his company through partnering with innovation consultancy IDEO. Through this experience, Dr. Reddy’s learned to change the culture by creating an organic movement rooted in behavior and action and initiated by company executives and leaders.
This article is an absolutely fascinating read and has numerous implications for leadership development and team building. We couldn’t help but share it with the CBST Adventures community and we hope you enjoy it!
People don’t often think that ‘keeping it real’ and being honest with themselves leads to increased gratitude and content. Yet, sometimes we just need to lift our heads up and open our eyes to see what’s truly going well in our lives. CBST Adventures’ CEO Jay Irwin shares this realization and more in his latest video blog.
Check it out here!
The article focuses on an interview with Jay and discusses how CBST Adventures is changing the landscape of leadership development and team building for companies in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.
CBST Adventures’ CEO Discusses Book ‘Team of Teams’ and How It’s Lessons Came to Life Through White Water Rafting
In this latest vlog from CBST Adventures, CEO Jay Irwin discusses some of the teachings from General Stanley McChrystal’s book Team of Teams and how a white water rafting adventure brought to life a key lesson from the book for one company.
No matter how many employees your company has, it probably doesn’t have an abundance of leaders. At least, not yet. Such is the reason for providing leadership development opportunities to employees. Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business shares this opinion in their recent article titled ‘Four Strategies for Cultivating Strong Leaders Internally.’ Clinical Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Leadership Development at Kellogg, Bernard Banks, states that “It’s not like there’s this overwhelming abundance of great leadership talent, and every company gets who they need.” As a result, it’s imperative for the future of growth of companies to develop the leaders of tomorrow, today.
The article shares four key strategies on developing great leaders in-house. We won’t go until detail here as we recommend reading the article in full but one excerpt we wanted to highlight was the emphasis placed on ‘Immersive Leadership.’ The article points out that current corporate leadership training is archaic and outdated in that it typically puts employees through standard classroom training. This fails to teach leaders ‘how to think’ versus simply ‘what to think.’
What the article recommends, instead, is immersive leadership training similar to what you might see in the Army where ‘…people are dropped into an entirely new context, in which they are forced to respond in real time against a thinking adversary.’ Within this approach, incorporating ‘after-action reviews [can also] help determine what went well—and what could have been done differently.’
At CBST Adventures, we’re big proponents of immersive leadership as this concept is core to our Experiential Leadership Programs. Many of our leadership programs are founded in military training, including our Mission Special Ops engagement. If you’re interested in learning more about these Experiential Leadership programs or other engagements, feel free to reach out to us.
People often think as leadership as just a skill that they need for work. They simplify leadership as merely a concept that will make them a better manager, help them get a promotion, or land that raise they’ve been wanting. But what it leadership was about more? What if leadership development can actually transform people into better all-around human beings? Or better yet, what if leadership development can help people become the best version of themselves?
In a recent Forbes Magazine article, this very topic is explored in detail. Some powerful excepts from the article are ‘currently, only 20% of leaders act from a “creative” mind, one focused on caring connection, integrity, courageous authenticity, and community concern.’ While ‘75% of some of the world’s best leaders lead from what is called a “reactive” mind—a mind that is critical, distant, controlling, arrogant, and autocratic.’
At CBST Adventures, we see this data play out in real life. And we’re not judging leaders for it; rather, we want to walk alongside leaders and work with them to help them tap into their ‘creative’ minds and find the best versions of themselves. In doing this, we believe we’re unlocking they’re true potential, not just as a leader, but as an integrated person.
To read the article in detail, click here.
Entrepreneur Magazine Discusses How Making Leadership Development Available Company-Wide Increases Pipeline of New Leaders
In a recent article, Entrepreneur Magazine talks about how to develop leaders for the future, so that when your current leadership moves on or turns over, the company is well prepared, with a new crop of leaders in-house.
Check out their article titled ‘4 Ways to Develop the Leaders You’ll Need in the Future.’ We particularly like their recommendation to expand leadership development programs to include aspiring leaders as well as current managers and leaders to help build a ‘leadership bench.’
And if you’re interested in any of CBST Adventures’ leadership development programs, click here for more information.