In May, 1804, Lewis and Clark set out on a two year journey to
discover the Northwest Passage. What they learned was that their
maps and all their prior assumptions were wrong; the waterway
that they thought should cut across the United States to the Pacific
Ocean did not exist. Instead, these two water experts were forced
to adapt to a landscape of mountains and forests. Tod Bolsinger,
author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted
Territory, uses this legendary journey as a metaphor for a style of
leadership that is needed in a modern world filled with complex
problems, no easy solutions, and no obvious answers.
The Reverend Dr. Clark Cowden will lead a conversation focused on
Bolsinger's book. He will discuss how traditional models of leadership
are slow to adapt to the contemporary landscape of many organizations
and what you can learn to survive and thrive as a leader.