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Glacier Travel in the Tien Shan

Two rope teams move across a heavily crevassed glacier in the
Tien Shan range.

Image © Konstantin Savenkov : http://savenkov.livejournal.com/

“Adaptable Leaders” Interview

AMC LogoOSI Director Alex Kosseff is quoted extensively in this brief article "Becoming an Adaptable Outdoor Leader" in the January/February 2011 issue of AMC Outdoors magazine.

Written by Marc Chalufour the article hits on a few keys points regarding effective outdoor leadership. "Alex Kosseff, author of the AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, says that empathy skills—identifying and sympathizing with what others in the group are experiencing—are particularly important. If you've developed those skills elsewhere, for example as a parent or a supervisor on your job, you can bring them out onto the trail where members of your group may not always be comfortable raising concerns." Nothing groundbreaking, but the full article includes some good reminders for leaders.

For a comprehensive take on adaptable and effective outdoor leadership pick up a copy of Kosseff's AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd Edition.

Posted by

OSI Staff

on 1/6/11
Categories: 
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As the summer approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about the best ways for hiring and training. Just bought the book- hope to find good help.
Thank you.

By Jane Lither on 03/19/2011 at 12:51 PM

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