High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us about Success
The authors offer a new approach to leadership development based on key principles learned from their expeditions in the Himalayas and Andes. They then bring these lessons to the world of business, with examples from their experiences in coaching entrepreneurs and management teams.
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Leadership is often a risky, lonely role possessing nearlyunbearable lows and fleeting highs. Despite this emotionally andintellectually draining roller coaster, a handful of leadersdeliver stunning results, with great consistency. They push pastcurrent leadership trends in order to achieve the most extremelychallenging goals. They don't fall prey to the platitudes orcliches we see so often see in leadership theory. Instead, theysucceed by recognizing and surviving the dangers that challengethem as they take themselves and their teams to higher levels.These rare individuals are those that Chris Warner and DonSchmincke call High Altitude Leaders. In High AltitudeLeadership they show how to become that kind of leader.Theauthors present a new approach to leadership development, based onground-breaking scientific research, field-tested under the mostbrutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfullyapplied in the training of executives, management teams, andentrepreneurs throughout the world.