Leadership Lessons Learned on Everest

Episode 10,   Jun 23, 2023, 09:35 AM

There are a lot of parallels between elite mountaineering and the business world when it comes to the leadership, teamwork, collaboration and communication needed to be successful. Whilst our everyday work and decisions are rarely a matter of life or death, there are still a lot of lessons that can be taken from an expedition to climb the highest and most dangerous mountains in the world.

Jake Meyer has spent a lot of his life breaking mountaineering records, and part of his professional life is translating those lessons into a meaningful context in order to develop the leadership, partnership and followership behaviours of people. 

In this podcast we talk to Jake about his most recent expedition, which ended in both success - he became one of an elite band of people to climb Everest from both routes - and failure - his expedition had a wider goal involving the 3rd and 4th highest mountains in the world.

Regular contributor and leadership guru Nigel Girling was there to pick out and discuss the analogies Jake's experiences had with leading a team or business. It was a fantastic conversation which over-ran significantly- hence why this is part 1 of 2.

Part 2 will be released next week.