COA | Leadership - Body, Mind, and Spirit: Lessons from the Aspen Idea
S103 | 0069 | Pugh

To many, Aspen connotes skiing, celebrities, and the
rich. But what is really fascinating and worthy of study is the
confluence of thought, creativity, and action which became known as
the Aspen Idea. The concept was a cultural renaissance predicated on
a philosophy of fusing and unifying mind, spirit and body. Men from
the Army's Tenth Mountain Division returned after World War II to
develop recreational skiing. Faculty from the University of Chicago
brought the Great Books and founded the Aspen Institute as a place
to explore and develop leadership. Interaction with the majestic
physical surroundings forged a spirit of individual centeredness and
peak performance. Though different today than originally envisioned,
the Aspen Idea still provides lessons in vision, leadership and
personal success. The goal of the seminar is to identify principles
of leadership from the Aspen experience and to permit each
participant to develop a personal leadership plan and foundation for