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Leadership Types

Expedition Leadership | Leadership Roles | Leadership Skills
Leadership Style | Leadership in 30 Days | Leadership Profiles

On every successful expedition, each member of the team fills a variety of leadership roles in order to achieve their ultimate goal. There are four types of leadership at NOLS, and all are equally important. What it means:

Designated Leadership

Photo: Matt Deines

What it means…

  • taking responsibility for the group and guiding the group toward its goals

  • determining how the group will achieve these goals

Active Followership

Photo: Tony Jewell

What it means…

  • supporting and following the designated leader

  • participating in group decision making by giving input and seeking clarity

Peer Leadership

Photo: Tom Bol

What it means…

  • the team works together and supports each other in achieving group goals

  • each team member sees what needs to be done and does it

Self Leadership

Photo: Allie Barker

What it means…

  • each person takes care of self so he/she can take care of the group

  • everyone shows personal initiative and character

Expedition Leadership | Leadership Roles | Leadership Skills
Leadership Style | Leadership in 30 Days | Leadership Profiles

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