Leadership lessons from the world’s most extreme places

Leadership lessons from the world's most extreme places

With more than 30 expeditions under his belt, from traversing sea ice in the Arctic to travelling solo in the Antarctic and climbing Mount Everest, Mark Wood has some jaw-dropping stories to tell. “All explorers are storytellers. That’s our job. Armstrong, Amundsen, Scott – we come back and honestly portray what happened out there,” says the weathered 53-year-old.

And that includes some useful lessons for anyone facing the challenges of leadership and decision-making amid the COVID-19 outbreak. From the perils of indecision to making the difficult call to abandon a mission when lives are on the line, Wood has experienced some of the toughest forms of project management possible, in some of the world’s most dangerous environments. Here’s what he’s learned along the way.Read more


Posted by Emma De Vita on 20th Apr 2020

About the Author

Emma De Vita is editor of Project, the official journal of the APM that’s available (free!) to all members.

This story originally appeared in the Spring issue of Project journal. Read the full article An adventurer into extremes (🔒) or Download the latest digital issue now.


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