Download e-book for iPad: On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership by Alison Levine, Mike Krzyzewksi

By Alison Levine, Mike Krzyzewksi

FOREWORD through mythical DUKE BASKETBALL trainer MIKE KRZYZEWSKI

On the sting is a fascinating management handbook that gives concrete insights garnered from numerous severe environments starting from Mt Everest to the South Pole. by way of reflecting at the classes discovered from her quite a few expeditions, writer Alison Levine makes the case that the management rules that follow in severe experience recreation additionally observe in modern severe enterprise environments. either settings require you as a way to make an important judgements immediate while the stipulations round you're faraway from excellent. Your survival -and the survival of your team-depend on it. that includes a Foreword from mythical Duke college basketball trainer Mike Krzyzewski who is familiar with all approximately management, at the side presents a framework to aid humans scale no matter what mammoth peaks they aspire to climb-be they literal or figurative-by supplying useful, funny, and infrequently unorthodox recommendation approximately easy methods to develop as a pace-setter.

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We are scheduled to spend two nights at Camp 2 before moving up, in order to recover from the long climb from base camp. Decisions on when to move up are based not only on weather, but also on what other teams are doing. We want to avoid the crowds; waiting on the fixed lines for too long can be dangerous and can jeopardize a summit bid. What is up with this weather??? Blasting snow, high winds… We end up staying at Camp 2 longer than expected. May 21. m. for Camp 3. The Lhotse Face is steep and icy, and we are clipped in to the fixed lines for safety the entire time.

I need you to hold my hand. I am sorry I wasn’t there to hold yours before you left. … We are scheduled to spend two nights at Camp 2 before moving up, in order to recover from the long climb from base camp. Decisions on when to move up are based not only on weather, but also on what other teams are doing. We want to avoid the crowds; waiting on the fixed lines for too long can be dangerous and can jeopardize a summit bid. What is up with this weather??? Blasting snow, high winds… We end up staying at Camp 2 longer than expected.

May 22. 5 hours. Today was a good day for me. I was much stronger and climbed at a faster clip than I did on my way to Camp 3. For the first time we can really get a good look at the summit pyramid. How the hell am I going to make it all the way up there??? Now we are above 26,000 feet—in a place called the death zone. The significance of the name is not lost on me. At 26,000 feet human life can no longer be sustained, so our bodies are slowly starting to die. Yikes. We tuck ourselves into our tents and suck on oxygen and drift off to sleep.

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