Don Schmincke
Chris Warner
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Chris Warner (L) and Don Schmincke

Chris Warner is a climber, educator, entrepreneur, and an Emmy-nominated filmmaker. He has led more than 150 international mountaineering expeditions (from K2 to Kilimanjaro). Chris has been teaching leadership and group development for more than twenty-seven years. In 1990 Chris founded Earth Treks, whose chain of climbing centers serve over 100,000 customers a year.

Don Schmincke is a dynamic keynote speaker and mad-scientist turned provocative management sage. From CNN to the Wall Street Journal, his use of anthropology and evolutionary genetics to remedy the high failure rates of management theories established him as a consultant renegade and leading global authority. In 1990 Don founded The SAGA Leadership Institute. Each year over one thousand CEOs find his work refreshingly irreverent and revolutionary for bottom-line impact.

Don and Chris met on a mountaineering expedition in the Andes. Climbing together, they knew there was synergy in their leadership experiences. As they explored ideas, they kept stumbling on the links between validated biological leadership insights and death zone mountaineering experiences. What began as a conversation in a remote mountain hut grew into experiments with groups in the field. They dragged leaders they admired into the conversation. With increasing clarity, they retested and proved the concepts at corporate retreats and with leadership groups. As the ideas resonated, Don and Chris felt compelled to share these hard - earned lessons with a bigger audience. The result is their new book: "High Altitude Leadership: What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success".

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High Altitude Leadership:
What the World's Most Forbidding Peaks Teach Us About Success
Chris Warner, Don Schmincke
ISBN: 978-0-470-34503-0
240 pages
October 2008, Jossey-Bass
US $27.95
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