Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thinking big at 11,700 feet!

After a long climb up to the cabin outside of Leadville CO, the board got to work. Twelve minds came together over two days to work hard and play hard. The retreat opened with a bang! Our fearsome leader set the tone by unveiling his fresh dance moves to Michael Jackson's inspiring song, 'man in the mirror'. The group was raring to get down and dirty in setting goals, objectives, and strategies for Outdoor Mindset. And get dirty we did, in more ways than one! When we weren't brainstorming details that would transform a dream to reality, we were outside venturing above tree line. While some spent their free time fly fishing for cutthroat trout at an alpine tarn, others bagged a summit via headlamp under the bright milky way and shooting stars that spanned the sky.

In two short days what started as an inspiring idea became a living, breathing organism full of action and identity. Last night at our board adopted a formal strategic plan that will guide the organization for the next three years! I think it's the fastest I've ever seen this process completed! It's funny how well our brains performed despite the lack of oxygen at 11,700', isn't it......

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