Chapter 6 Three Skills for an Interconnected World

Teamwork Games: Climbing Mountains and Fighting Goblins

For two days in 2004, soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division were on the watch for flying goblins. To defend themselves, they had to rely on the spells of their wizards and the vigilance of their archers. Rather than being part of a secretive attack on Hogwarts, these soldiers were taking part in a military training exercise known as “Gorman’s Gambit.” General Paul Gorman was once the head of Southern Command, the Army headquarters in charge of Latin America. He had spent a lot of time thinking about how to improve teamwork in the military, and he came to believe that team skills could be taught in basically any environment. Specifically, ...

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