Lead Like a Guide: How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to Be Better Leaders: How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to Be Better Leaders

Lead Like a Guide: How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to Be Better Leaders: How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to Be Better Leaders

by Christopher I. Maxwell Ph.D.

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Discover the leadership strengths of world-class mountain guides and see how developing and applying these principles can help you reach for the highest summits in work—and in life.

• Teaches key leadership lessons gained from a decade spent traveling with world-class mountain guides and more than 200 top business school participants

• Shares insights drawn from challenging experiences that will be inspiring and meaningful to readers

• Includes contributions from participants who tell, in their own words, how they applied lessons learned in organizations from American Express to Microsoft to a Silicon Valley startup

• Provides action steps for readers drawn from current research in the fields of management and positive psychology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440844171
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/26/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 133
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Christopher Maxwell, PhD, is Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

What People are Saying About This

Andrew Muir (Dr.)

"Chris Maxwell succinctly uncovers the true spirit of leadership by exploring the way guides adapt and improvise under often adverse and dangerous conditions, to best serve the safety of the experience and the growth of the individual—natural and servant leadership exposed."

Adam Grant

"Whether your passion is mountaineering or business, Lead Like a Guide makes a compelling case that the ultimate act of leadership is helping others reach as high as they can."

Jeffrey D. McCausland

"An accomplished leadership educator, Chris Maxwell is as comfortable on a mountain peak as he is in a classroom. In his book he brings together his amazing talents and provides the reader clear lessons and insights on some of the most valuable leadership principles that are as applicable to the board room or government as they are to being part of a mountain-climbing team."

John Kanengieter

"As an executive coach and leadership consultant, just about everything in my work is filtered through my lens of over 30 years spent in the business of guiding others in the wilderness. Chris Maxwell has thoroughly researched, and eloquently captured the leadership lessons of others as well as his own, through his extensive experience in the mountains. Lead Like a Guide will inspire and engage the reader to be a better leader, whether with peers or in the boardroom."

Monica L. Pugh

"Full of powerful insights from both guides and participants with valuable lessons about leadership."

Graham Charles

"At last! In true adventurous style, Chris Maxwell has dared to go where others have not and puts tangible value on the hidden-in-the-shadows and intensely relevant skills that professional guides use every day. He offers a razor-sharp view through a rarely seen window to explain the tools guides use to help people from all walks of life achieve extraordinary goals in challenging and uncertain circumstances. Lead Like a Guide offers a well-researched master class for anyone to learn these robust real-time principles, but without the risks (and smelly clothes!)."

Michael Useem

"By looking far afield we sometimes see best what is most vital for home. From interviews with mountain guides and those they have led, Chris Maxwell offers absorbing accounts in Lead Like a Guide that show that thinking strategically, appraising risk, and empowering followers are essential not only for mountaineering but also for management."

Nunzio Quacquarelli

"The six strengths of a mountain guide, identified by Chris Maxwell, are useful for any leader or manager of an entrepreneurial enterprise if it is to thrive in conditions of uncertainty. Anyone who seeks to lead a team, however large or small, can learn from and benefit from applying these strengths to their own way of working."

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