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On the Edge : The Art of High-Impact Leadership
by Alison Levine and Mike Krzyzewski


Overview - FOREWORD BY LEGENDARY DUKE BASKETBALL COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
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.
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Overview
FOREWORD BY LEGENDARY DUKE BASKETBALL COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
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. Featuring a Foreword from legendary Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski who knows all about leadership, 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781455544875
  • ISBN-10: 1455544876
  • Publisher: Business Plus
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 242
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-10-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

In her assured, personable debut, Levine—team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and a former associate at Goldman Sachs—takes lessons learned on the slopes of the world’s tallest mountains and applies them to everyday business challenges for executives at all levels, as well as politicians, educators, and students. On the premise that “everyone is in a leadership position,” Levine covers topics including extreme preparation, the importance of failure, succeeding in difficult conditions, networking, ego management, making the most of weakness, building trust and loyalty, and bringing your A-game to every challenge. Levine writes, “leadership in extreme environments requires the willpower, the teamwork, the high moral character, and the emotional intelligence necessary to overcome exceptional hurdles, solve complex problems, and face any sudden, uncontrollable, high-risk situation, including those that exist in today’s business world.” The book is best suited to readers looking for their advice framed in an adventure story; the lessons within are cast in broad strokes, appealing, perhaps, to business readers who prefer not to read the words “synergy” or “laser-focus” yet again. If they can get past the feeling of inferiority from reading the work of a business-savvy extreme climber who’s also funny, readers will find much to learn here. Agent: Nena Madonia, Dupree Miller & Associates. (Jan.)

 
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