On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments Audiobook, by Alison Levine Play Audiobook Sample

On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments Audiobook

On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments Audiobook, by Alison Levine Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Alison Levine Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781478925231

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Longest Chapter Length:

29:12 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:29 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

18:49 minutes

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Publisher Description

On the Edge 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, author Alison 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. Featuring a Foreword from legendary Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski who knows all about leadership, 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.

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“An irresistible book that gives readers a glimpse into the sensibilities of one of the finest natural leaders I have ever known. Alison Levine’s On the Edge offers amazing insights…Timely, practical lessons and authentic inspiration delivered with candor and spunk.”

— Brigadier General (ret.) Tom Kolditz, professor emeritus, US Military Academy 


  • “[An] assured, personal debut…Best suited to readers looking for their advice framed in an adventure story.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “A completely different approach to leadership development that provides invaluable advice not only for business, but also for life’s everyday challenges. Presented with humility and humor, On the Edge guides us towards exploring the very best of ourselves.”

    — Jo Ann Ross, president of network sales, CBS Television Network
  • “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 of the USS Benfold

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About Alison Levine

Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She has climbed the highest peak on each continent and served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition. Levine is also a sought-after keynote speaker on the topic of leadership development and has addressed audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the World Economic Forum in Davos. 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.