7 Habits of Highly Effective Expedition Planning, Organization & Execution

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Planning, organizing, and executing expeditions / overlanding trips such as ICE2015 and ICE2017, takes a lot of time, energy, perseverance and dedication.

There is a lot of hard “leg work” involved, with many pitfalls, disappointments and failures along the way, but the end result is always a wonderful trip and a great learning expereince.


To ensure that all our hard work brings positive results, we have to draw on our career and business experiences, and engage in the following:

  • Project Mangement
  • Business Development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Research & Development
  • Budget Management & Financial Control



To be effective with our efforts, we have always tried to utilise the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey.

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw



The following Animated Book Review (Video) by FightMediocrity is a wonderfully simple way to understand these 7 Habits.

Take a few minutes to watch this, and learn how this could help you in the future – Good Luck.


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