WILD GUYde Adventures, LLC
1047 Stuart St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
“Learning and growing is a process of modifying your beliefs. Efficient learning requires an open mind. To be open-minded means you don’t cast out new information before evaluating it, and if it’s useful, making an honest attempt to incorporate it into your present way of thinking.”
(Arno Ilgner, The Rock Warrior's Way, 2006)
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Learning and leadership resources from our experiences, contemplations, conversations, and mistakes
"Learning is thinking about experience." (John Dewey)
"Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." (George Santayana)
GUYdelines articles -- our quarterly e-newsletter for outdoor lovers and leaders
Vol. 2 (2008) No. 1: The unexamined urge to press on
Vol. 3 (2009) No. 1: Materialism and greed
Vol. 4 (2010) No. 1: Invincibility (revisited)
Vol. 5 (2011) No. 1: Leadership IV - leadership team dynamics
Vol. 6 (2012) No. 1: Mary's great adventures
Vol. 7 (2013) No. 1: Stupidity explored
Vol. 9 (2015) No. 1: Learning from 2014
Vol. 10 (2016) No. 1: You are Sharing the Woods with These People..!
Vol. 11 (2017)
Vol. 12 (2018)
Vol. 13 (2019)
Vol. 14 (2020)
Presentations at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference
"Human Attitudes that Lead to Suffering in the Backcountry" (Oct. 2008 in Jackson WY)
"Leading Beyond Invincibility, Group-Think, and Other Catastrophic Attitudes" (2009 in Raleigh, NC, 2011 in Boston, MA, and 2017 in Portland ME)
"Ambushed by Myself - Leading Beyond Several Unexpected Leadership Pitfalls" (2010 in Colorado Springs, CO, and 2015 in Portland OR)
"Stupidity Explored - Mindful Leadership Amplified" (2013 in Jackson WY, and 2014 in Atlanta GA)
"Introducing children to the wild (and local) outdoors" (appeared in Around Harrisonburg magazine, June/July 2011, pp. 29-32)
Also, check out www.nols.edu/wrmc/resources.shtml for a wide range of excellent papers on all facets of outdoor leadership and risk management
Sphere of Labor, a video from Truth in Action Ministries (2013), exploring carrying our Christian faith into the workplace, and featuring Lester from WILD GUYde Adventures.