Christopher I. Maxwell, Ph.D.
This author spent 10 years organizing more than 20 guide-led expeditions in remote locations such as Patagonia and Iceland for business students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Over time, he learned there are more than a few lessons relevant to organizational leadership that can be drawn from world-class mountain guides. Expert guides have an amazing capacity to both model and teach leadership in action. Here are 6 key leadership strengths of guides that are vital for top executives in business.