My parents are about to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. In preparing to celebrate they are going through old pictures and other memories. In this process, my mother stumbled upon an essay I wrote when I was 21 as part of my course work to complete and pass my Level IV certification with the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance. I decided to share it here because it holds some important lessons for leaders about how learning occurs and how challenge can be managed and unleashed in creating a learning and innovation culture in your organization.
What follows is the essay in full and its original, unedited form. I hope you enjoy it and find it informative.