Unleash your potential in today’s competitive business environment with unconventional leadership concepts that the MBA experience and corporate America can’t – and won’t – teach you from Alison Levine. You want to talk leadership? Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You’re at 26,000 feet above sea level—a place known as the death zone; an elevation at which human beings cannot survive for long. Your brain and body are oxygen-starved. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude—along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds and a climbing team that’s counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There’s simply no room for poor judgment. Why? Because one mistake or misstep can result in an “unrecoverable error.” Be it a high mountain, a polar landscape, a military battlefield or any situation where lives on are the line or the stakes are exceptionally high—there’s no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits. Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today’s rigorously competitive business environments. And Levine argues that it’s everyone’s responsibility to lead—regardless of title, tenure, where you work, or what you do. Your survival—and the survival of your team—depend on it.
About Alison Levine
Alison Levine served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles. A history-making adventurer who also spent time in the business world, she has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and sudden avalanches – and that was while climbing the corporate ladder! In her New York Times best-selling book, “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments,” Levine asserts that the principles that apply to the world of extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. A former part-time faculty member at West Point, Alison Levine understands what it takes to lead teams through challenging situations. On stage, she uses stunning imagery from her various expeditions to demonstrate how progress can be made going backward, why egos are a good thing and how complacency can kill you. One of today’s most in-demand speakers, she inspires audiences to push themselves further than they ever thought possible.