Book News: November 6th, 2008

By Chris Warner and Don Schmincke

Leadership is often a risky, lonely role possessing nearly unbearable lows and fleeting highs. Despite this emotionally and intellectually draining roller coaster, a handful of leaders deliver stunning results, with great consistency. They push past current leadership trends in order to achieve the most extremely challenging goals. They succeed by recognizing and surviving the dangers that challenge them as they take themselves and their teams to higher levels.

These rare individuals are those that Chris Warner and Don Schmincke call High Altitude Leaders. In High Altitude Leadership they show how to become that kind of leader. The authors present a new approach to leadership development, based on ground-breaking scientific research, field-tested under the most brutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfully applied in the training of executives and management teams throughout the world.

Published by Jossey Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-34503-0. 9.89 pounds.