Leadership is often a risky, lonely role possessing nearly unbearable lows and fleeting highs. Despite this emotionally and intellectually draining roller coaster, a handful of leaders deliver stunning results, with great consistency. They push past current leadership trends in order to achieve the most extremely challenging goals. They don't fall prey to the platitudes or cliches we see so often see in leadership theory. Instead, they succeed by recognizing and surviving the dangers that challenge them as they take themselves and their teams to higher levels. These rare individuals are those that Chris Warner and Don Schmincke call High Altitude Leaders. In High Altitude Leadership they explain how to become that kind of leader.
The authors present a new approach to leadership development, based on ground-breaking scientific research, field-tested under the most brutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfully applied in the training of executives, management teams, and entrepreneurs throughout the world.
©2008 Chris Warner & Don Schmincke (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"As much a life guide as a business primer, this book sports a helpful, engaging and positive plan for working together effectively and honestly." (Publishers Weekly)
Why are you such a risk taker in some parts of your life and a wimp in others?
Writing a business plan, on toilet paper, while cooped up in a tent on Denali.
All of it.
Do you want to die fast or slow?
Chris does a great job of boiling down behavioral issues that you will see all around you - even in the mirror - that are killing you and your organization. The question is whether you are going to do anything about them?
This is the best leadership book I have read by a civilian. No BS. A lot of leadership books have 5 hours of useful content and 4 hours of fluff. This book doesn't. I felt like the entire book was top notch content.
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