Learning leadership skills through adventures in the Amazon Rain Forest

This summer, as most people will be packing their swim suits and mozzie spray to head off on holiday, I will be joining a team of experts from British Exploring Society (BES) and together we will take a group of young people between the ages 16 and 23 into the Amazon Rain Forest. The purpose? Leadership development through adventure. We will also be packing mozzie spray - and lots and lots of it too. But our expedition will be packed with so much more: adventures and stories about teams and individuals and how they can grow and blossom together. For the past 87 years, BES has transformed the lives of many young - and old - with challenging experiences out in the wilderness. The expedition me

The generation who is leading us into light

In recent months I have been running leadership programmes specifically aimed at young people and I'm amazed at the depth of their knowledge, openness and willingness for growth in this area. They are conscious of there own power and strive to empower others. When I think back to when I was in my early twenties and how the world saw leadership, I feel that this new generation just entering the workforce now is head and shoulders above anything I could dream of. Mine was a linear world where you had to work your way up the leadership ladder and if you were lucky enough not to get tripped over by someone else, then you had a chance of making it to the top. That era was when the pertinent quest

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