Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest

Liberator 011: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest

Welcome to the Liberator Podcast, episode #11. Discover a handful of leadership lessons from Mount Everest in this powerful episode with worldwide adventure icon, John Beede.

Jeremie and Steve go on a journey with John as he retells his experience of climbing Mt. Everest and the lessons for leaders along the way.

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In our X Core Program, we use the journey of climbing a mountain as a metaphor for leadership. The process of you yourself climbing up the mountain requires significant focus, intentionality, training, and dedication. In process of preparing and climbing, you will undergo a transformation.

Once you’ve mastered the journey up the mountain, you have the option of taking others with you.

Before you can lead others, you first have to experience transformation yourself. This is true in both mountaineering and leadership.

Most leaders are accidental. Most leaders never put themselves in a situation where they grow in self-awareness and personal transformation.

You are responsible to grow as a person and as a leader. It starts with you.

The key is in being self-aware… to admit that you need to grow… to admit that you need some fresh perspective. You are the key to the growth of your team and organization, even your family.

Your growth depends on your desire to grow and on your commitment to grow. Desire and commitment together can do a lot in a person.

Here are 3 helpful questions to unpack this further:

  • Where is your desire to grow as a leader? Do you want to grow?
  • What is your commitment to the process  Are you willing to do what it takes to get to the next level?
  • What is your plan? Do you have a regimen to help you become a great leader?

Join in and listen as John Beede, Jeremie Kubicek, and Steve Cockram discuss helpful leadership lessons from Mount Everest, and identify your next level of growth.

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Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest