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‘Technically Correct’ isn’t a Leadership Skill

Updated: Jul 4, 2020

Yesterday, I was watching a Netflix reality series called, “Win the Wilderness” where a couple who has lived off the grid in Alaska for the past 34 years held a competition for six couples to win their homestead and 500-acre claim affectionately called Ose Mountain after the couple Duane and Rena Ose. Having carved out a three-story cabin, airstrip, garden with greenhouse, and small guest house over the years, they were now ready to find a less labor-intensive and sustainable life for their twilight years. The grit, resiliency, and agility this couple possessed to make this work over the years is astounding. Throughout the program the couple kept coming back to traits they were seeking in the winning couple: effective communication, ability to work together, ability to probl