Leadership Learned Through Expedition Behavior
Expedition Behavior (EB) encompasses actions that serve the health and function of a group or community when working together toward common goals. Expedition Behavior is the guiding principle and foundation behind what we do, how we teach, and who we are at NOLS. These principles of Expedition Behavior are clearly defined and shared on every NOLS course. They are to:
Mission | Serve the mission and goals of the group.
Concern | Be as concerned for others as you are for yourself.
Dignity and Respect | Treat everyone with dignity and respect. Respect the people you encounter.
Support | Support leadership and growth in everyone.
Kindness | Be kind and open-hearted.
Organization | Do your share and stay organized.
Help | Help others but don’t routinely do their work.
Integrity | Model integrity by being honest and accountable.
Concise | Say yes and deliver, or say no clearly if you cannot or will not do something.
Constructive Resolution | Resolve conflict in a productive manner.
At NOLS we believe that Expedition Behavior, or simply “EB”, is critical to a team's success. Whether in a wilderness setting or in your daily life at work or home, EB means that group and personal goals are aligned and in support of each other. When we collaboratively work together, everyone succeeds.