Adventurer, mountaineer and extreme adventure sport athlete, Alison Levine, writes about high-impact leadership in her new book, On the Edge.
- Her book 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, 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.
Levine has climbed the highest peak on each continent, served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and skied to both the North and South Poles.
She holds an MBA from Duke University and is currently an adjunct instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership.
Having spent prolonged periods of time in some of the world’s most dangerous and inhospitable places, she addresses the topics of creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks and developing no-nonsense leaders that can succeed in times of uncertainty.