If you are a business owner, parent, coach, or anyone who leads a group to a goal, and you have chosen to lead, I think it’s important to do a gut check. What kind of leader do you want to be? Commonly in business I see two categories, both of which are strong and powerful leaders. Wonder Woman and Princess Leia.
Let’s talk about Wonder Woman she is legendary. She is fearless, strong, powerful, can dodge bullets and bombs. Others look on in wonder as she races across the battlefield, bombs bursting and bullets flying (ever have a day like that?). The troops are inspired by her and may even be motivated to join the charge. She is a performance leader in that her performance inspires others.
Wonder Woman would not get you up Kilimanjaro unless she carried you there (which she could do).
Where in your life are you attempting to be Wonder Woman, Superman, or some equivalent? In other words, where are you trying to lead by being the best and out-performing everyone else? Maybe you’re incredibly accomplished, hitting all your goals, and the others will be inspired by you to be better. Hopefully, they will catch up to you. Rather than truly inspiring, they may put their energy into finding ways they can get it done.
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Building or running a business is more than a journey. It’s an adventure. Adventure assumes there is risk in the air. For many business owners, the adventure of building a business is a long one and there are many lessons to be learned over that extended period of time. That takes unwavering commitment, a serious dose of tenacity, and the ability to embrace adventure.
Using the experience of successfully summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro drives years of business building into a 7-day mountain leadership adventure where the pinnacle, as well as the sometimes harsh lessons of the mountain, track exactly with the building of a business. From the moment your spirit is engaged when you commit to the climb until you return home safe and successful, Summit Leadership mirrors the same trail of mission building and ultimate business team victory that entrepreneurs strive for.
The multi-faceted challenge we faced in scaling “Kili” was a microcosm of all that owning and growing a business entails. Those who have experienced the exhilaration and challenges of it have gone on to build amazing businesses and become legendary leaders. With each ascent in altitude with the author, this guidebook explores the critical lessons to lead you and your teams to the summit and beyond. Learn More order your copy of Summit Leadership today