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On the Edge

Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments
Narrated by: Alison Levine
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Business, Leadership
4.5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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On the Edge is an engaging leadership manual that provides concrete insights garnered from various extreme environments ranging from Mt Everest to the South Pole. By reflecting on the lessons learned from her various expeditions, author Alison Levine makes the case that the leadership principles that apply in extreme adventure sport also apply in today's extreme business environments. Both settings require you to be able to make crucial decisions on the spot when the conditions around you are far from perfect. Your survival - and the survival of your team - depend on it. On the Edge provides a framework to help people scale whatever big peaks they aspire to climb - be they literal or figurative - by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to grow as a leader.

©2014 Alison Levine (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Impactful and very enjoyable read on leadership

This book is full of excellent leadership lessons and amazing stories.
I truly enjoyed listening to this book!
I’d recommend it to anyone with even the smallest interest in leadership or adventure.

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Fun, scary & funny

I didn't know what to expect with this book but was VERY pleased overall. It was fun, scary and funny all rolled up into a ball. The writer brings wit into some seriously hairy situations like I've never read before. All along through the book she creates legitimate learning & leadership skills from climbing mistakes & triumphs. I am no climber but feel like I was along side her as she ascends and descends mountains I wouldn't even think of climbing.

This book can be used for everyday joy reading, leadership training or just plain old lessons of owning your situation. I have no idea if more books are to come from the writer but if so I will be buying her next book for sure.

Cheers!

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Amazing book!

Different approach to leadership that gives great advice in real life and business. Fantastic book!

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For all to read.

Loved it. Sending a copy to son in Army where challenges are daily.
Keep climbing.

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Buy this book now! "AWESOME" doesn't suffice!

I first met Alison when she was the keynote speaker at a recent business conference I attended. Her story had an immediate impact on me and important decisions I was making. Then I bought her book - AWESOME! Most author/speakers just repeat the same story on stage that they write in their books but not Allison. This was filled with new insights. Buy this book today! You will feel like you're her personal friend as I did when you listen to what she has to share.

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Engaging Leadership Book, Loved it!!

This book is a must read for established leaders, emerging leaders, and aspiring leaders. It's packed with excellent advice, engaging stories and thoughtful insights.

Alison leaves the reader with a lot to think about!! Grab a copy, and start your journey to stunning leadership!

Note: This review is written by Carla Howard (my husband and I share an audible account).

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HIGH-IMPACT LEADERSHIP LESSONS AT ITS HIGHEST!

I listened to this book after seeing the author at a recent speaking engagement at which she appeared. Though not a mountain climber myself, I found the adventure combined with the leadership lessons to be exciting, amazing and very well expressed.
Ms. Levine does a great job of teaching a different leadership lesson in each chapter while bringing her high climbing experiences down to Earth for most managers and leaders to utilize.

Some of the lessons I found most interesting were "Fear is fine but complacency will kill you", "Teamwork is about looking out for one another, helping one another, and winning together." "It's your job to help people be the greatest," "When you show up, ready to take on a challenge, you'd better bring it," "Failure in and of itself is not a bad thing. But failing to learn from it is inexcusable," "You need to develop a strong team by allowing others to lead," and "Sometimes you do have to go backward--away from your destination--in order to reach it...going down does not mean you're losing ground, but rather strengthening the foundation of your effort." That's just a sampling of the valuable lessons packed into this amazing book.

Every story she tells is related to a life and leadership experience she learned during her various climbing and skiing expeditions, especially featuring her 2002 experience leading an all women's climbing team on Mt. Everest. The experiences she conveys and lessons learned are exciting and valuable to everyone who manages others or works on a team.

I highly recommend it!

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Leadership on the Edge

If you could sum up On the Edge in three words, what would they be?

Leadership and Beyond

What did you like best about this story?

Ms Levine's tenacity, discipline and focus!

Which scene was your favorite?

Dedication to her friend Meg

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It created much goal enthusiasm and to keep the pace and belief.

Any additional comments?

There is always light at the end of the tunnel if your imagination lets you believe.

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Get Your Butt in Gear!

Alison's adventures and leadership lessons can motivate anyone to be a better person, for themselves and their team. Give it a listen and you won't be disappointed.

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Incredibly Engaging!

The fact that the author is narrating the content adds substance to the story. the content of the audiobook is impacting and well supported. Alison does a great job connecting two worlds under one banner, leadership.