Hanging grimly to the rock-face, with a stomach-turning drop beneath you and solid ground far out of reach, life becomes quite simple. A simplicity that we tend to lose hold of once we're standing on terra-firma and our focus shifts to meeting deadlines, our next meeting, this weekend's game, or that embarrassing performance yesterday.
One of the challenges that we face in facilitating performance enhancement in teams, is that the route to high performance often feels vague and abstract. The simplicity that climbing brings can help to crystalise the key messages of team building, and it's this synergy that has brought Headstrong and Matt Bush into this innovative partnership.
When trust is the tension in your belay rope, communication is the calm, clear instruction of where to find your next hand-hold, and your goal is reaching the summit of this rock-face; the principles of high-performing teams connect with real life practice.