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.
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A fairly good leadershp book...
I truly loved the climbing aspects of the book. I was amazed at all the author's efforts and dedication to this incredible sport. Truly inspiring and admirable!!
Her ability to physically do all that was expected of her as a world class climber was incredible.
I was given this book by my boss when I was recently promoted and opted to buy the audio version to give me something to focus on during my long commute. The facts of the story are very compelling but the overall tone of the writing was a bit less than inspiring. Perhaps if I was a new supervisor or new to leadership, I would have gained a bit more from her teaching moments. It almost seemed like the leadership points were a side-note rather than the point of the book. I enjoyed it but it was not as provocative or defining for me as the climbing experiences she detailed. She is an impressive world-class climber and I wouldn't feel worthy to carry her climbing boots, but as an inspiring communicator of leadership principles, she may have stepped outside of her element...