Praise for High Altitude Leadership
"A totally original and breathtaking (literally!) journey into the unexplored terrain of fearless leadership."
Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California and coauthor of Transparency and Judgment
"Chris Warner and Don Schmincke transport us to the highest peaks in the world for a fresh eye on what too often goes wrong at sea level, whether it′s corporate cowardice, personal selfishness, or just plain fear.?Drawing on gripping accounts of both conquest and survival in the Himalayas, High Altitude Leadership offers compelling lessons on the art of bravery, selfless leadership, and high performance under the most daunting outdoorand businessconditions." ????
Michael Useem, professor of management and director of the Leadership Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and author, The Go Point: When It′s Time to Decide and The Leadership Moment
"Using harrowing first person accounts of life and death on the mountaintop, Chris Warner and Don Schmincke pinpoint eight lessons leaders need to learn to reach the highest peak of success in business. Dare to be a high altitude leader. Read this book!"
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and The One Minute Entrepreneur®
1. Danger #1: Fear.
2. Danger #2: Selfishness.
3. Danger #3: Tool Seduction.
4. Danger #4: Arrogance.
5. Danger #5: Lone Heroism.
6. Danger #6: Cowardice.
7. Danger #7: Comfort.
8. Danger #8: Gravity.
9. The Journey Begins.
Ralph Heath, Executive Vice President, Aeronautics,
Lockheed Martin Corporation
"At last, something new has been written about leadership. The authors skillfully bridge the crosswalk between what is required of leaders in life and death situations scaling the world′s highest peaks and the more mundane, but sometimes no less scary, halls of corporate America"––Cathy A. Trower, Ph.D. Research Director, Co–Principal Investigator Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Harvard University, Graduate School of Education.
"Chris Warner is living proof that courage and intellect provide a powerful leadership combination. He and Don Schmincke serve as outstanding guides for exploring what it takes to lead an organization into difficult and uncharted terrain. If you′re an executive who searches for the occasional inspirational gut–check, this book is a must for your shelf."––David Callahan, executive editor, SmartCEO Magazine