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The New Why Teams Don't Work by Harvey Robbins, Michael Finley

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chapter 20 The Myth of Adventure Learning

Rays of light spire over the humpback mountain peak, breaking up the blue sky. Christine stands facing the light, on the tip of a rock promontory, 70 feet over a pitted gorge leading down another 500 feet to a winding canyon stream. Falling means instant death.

As she greets the morning, the breeze blowing through her hair, she lifts her arms, teeters, and falls gently backward—into the arms of twelve team members, waiting just below.

Then the group trudges to the next adventure site, a pole Christine must climb in order to overcome her fears. Her twelve teammates will be belaying her with support ropes all the way. When the day is done, everyone who climbed will be awarded an ornamental carabiner, ...

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