In this episode, Vivian James Rigney’s compelling and often harrowing true account of summiting Everest offers a unique window into lessons on leadership, leading with vulnerability, and what it takes to succeed in any circumstance. As an executive coach and globally recognized authority on leadership and teamwork in business, Rigney relied on skills learned in the corporate world in addition to physical training to attempt these summits.
Tune in as Rigney reveals critical wisdom for individuals and leaders in any circumstance, including how to:
- Overcome the ego trap and get out of your head
- Triage what you can and cannot control
- Harness your intuition
- Create shared purpose and real followership
- Tap into the power of vulnerability and authenticity
Mt. Everest and Leading with Vulnerability
How does the feeling of being an imposter on Everest inform your leadership and work with leaders? What are some of the takeaways that have been most meaningful as you reflect on that experience?
Overthinking or compulsive leadership.
Find the middle ground where you listen to intuition, but are not hijacked by a fear of failure.
What it means to be honest with yourself and listen to your body and how that impacts leadership.
Being a custodian of your team and building the conditions that support your team.
Peeling the layers back on overwhelm.
Vulnerability and authenticity are not about sharing everything with your whole team but making sure that you have their best interest at heart and that they know.
Tips for stepping into leading with authenticity and transparency.
Encouraging leaders to make tough decisions and appreciating what we have right now.
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