ON THE EDGE
The Art of High-Impact Leadership
With a Foreword from famed basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Alison Levine is no stranger to punishing environments. She has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force winds, sudden avalanches…and a career on Wall Street.
A history-making adventurer, Levine has conquered 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. In On the Edge, she chronicles the ups and downs of her expeditions and 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. Both settings require you to make critical decisions 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 roadmap to help you scale whatever big peaks you aspire to climb—be they literal or figurative—by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to reach your potential as a leader.
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“Despite the fact that Alison Levine lectures at West Point (Go Navy!), her contrarian approach to leader development makes for a compelling read. Using her amazing experiences as an accomplished mountaineer, Levine relates remarkable insights while revealing how leadership skills can be learned in any kind of challenging environment — whether it be in the corporate world or climbing peaks in sub-zero temperatures.”—D. Michael Abrashoff, former Commander USS Benfold, Bestselling author of It’s Your Ship