The Street Smart Leadership Challenge
Apprentice Meets The Amazing Race in a Major City Near You!
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. –
Leadership today requires strong business acumen plus the ability to adapt quickly to the ever changing business environment. It also requires leaders to be able to motivate people to take action through effective influencing skills. There is no better place to test these skills than on the streets of New York City, known for it’s gritty, “If you can make it there you can make it anywhere” attitude. For the Street Smart Leadership Challenge – a large group will be broken down in smaller sub teams, they will be given the specific details of their day, stripped of possessions (other than identification, watch and cell phone), given their “leadership survival kit” of resources and turned loose on the streets of New York City. Each team will have two levels of tasks – several “must do” tasks and a long list of opportunities to “grow the business/earn dollars”. Throughout the day, they will naturally encounter numerous obstacles including a few “fabricated” roadblocks or hurdles. How will they respond? How adaptable will they be? Will it affect their attitude? Will they keep their organization fully informed? Through what method will they communicate unexpected changes in their plan? If there was a breakdown of integrity, how and why? These questions will be answered by every team member and through the video taped actions captured of each team! Even the world’s best known New Yorker has something to say about the program!