Teambuilding Lessons From A Voyage Around Cape Horn 2009

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Join Rob Duncan on his epic 80 day voyage around the dreaded Cape Horn on a tall sailing ship. Thrills, chills and life lessons abound in this inspiring and motivational presentation.

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Teambuilding Lessons From A Voyage Around Cape Horn 2009

  1. 1. “Haul Away!” Teambuilding (and Life) Lessons from a Tall Ship Voyage around Cape Horn Copyright Rob Duncan 1
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  3. 3. Your Speaker • Rob Duncan • Director, BCIT Applied Research Liaison Office (ARLO) Copyright Rob Duncan 3
  4. 4. Introduction • “Haul Away!” – The ship – The voyage – The legend of the Horn – Victory symbols – 24 strangers – The lessons • What I’d like you to come away with today… Copyright Rob Duncan 4
  5. 5. The Nature of a Quest • Can be a major life’s dream • Can be a work project • Can be anything that you dream of accomplishing •What is your quest? Copyright Rob Duncan 5
  6. 6. My Quest… Copyright Rob Duncan 6
  7. 7. Some Lessons… Copyright Rob Duncan 7
  8. 8. Lesson 1: You don’t have to be brave! • You can accomplish a life’s dream • Bravery is not required • Key is to take a risk • Every project or quest is a confrontation with fears Copyright Rob Duncan 8
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  10. 10. Lesson 2: Fear is healthy! • Fear exists for a reason – it keeps us alive & safe • Only the insane don’t have some fear • Fear can be… – Physical – Psychological – Social Copyright Rob Duncan 10
  11. 11. Lesson 3: Share the fear • Everybody else is scared too • Their fears may be different than yours • Admit yours & you’ll be amazed at who else is scared • This builds the support network Copyright Rob Duncan 11
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  13. 13. Lesson 4: Get better! • Build your skills every day • Small steps are all that is required • Lean on the support network Copyright Rob Duncan 13
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  15. 15. Lesson 5: Own your piece of the quest • Small jobs can keep you sane • Being the expert at what you do builds confidence • Excellence, even at something small, earns you respect Copyright Rob Duncan 15
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  17. 17. Lesson 6: Help someone else • Helping someone less confident gets you out of yourself • This strengthens the team bond • Builds your own confidence & leadership as well Copyright Rob Duncan 17
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  19. 19. Lesson 7: Take a holiday! • You can’t keep up the pressure indefinitely • You are far less effective if you are – Sick – Grumpy – Stressed-out • Simple rituals away from the team renew you • Focus on your victory symbols Copyright Rob Duncan 19
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  22. 22. Lesson 8: Answer the call to lead • You will feel the call when you are ready • Your confidence has grown & you are helping others • You need to keep growing as well Copyright Rob Duncan 22
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  24. 24. Lesson 9: Savor the victory • Celebrate! • You did it • Take a bow • Congratulate each other • Have a cigar • The victory symbol Copyright Rob Duncan 24
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  26. 26. Lesson 10: Mourn the end of the team • The more you have achieved, the harder it is to see the team disband • Don’t rush the grieving process • The sadness will give way to warm memories • Find a way to stay in touch Copyright Rob Duncan 26
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  28. 28. Lesson 11: Don’t wait to start the next quest! • Quests get easier the more you attempt them • Planning & dreaming are half the fun • The smallest step can set it in motion Copyright Rob Duncan 28
  29. 29. “There is a Great Cape in everyone’s future” • What is your quest? – Visualize it – Write it down – What one thing will you do this week to make it start happening? Copyright Rob Duncan 29
  30. 30. The Book Haul Away! Teambuilding Lessons from a Voyage Around Cape Horn Available at Chapters.ca, Amazon.ca, or your local bookstore Copyright Rob Duncan 30
  31. 31. Thank you! • Any questions? • Email: greatcapes@gmail.com Copyright Rob Duncan 31

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