Leadership

The Power Of Teams: Dividing The Tasks And Multiplying The Successes

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Executive Summary

Two years ago, Chris Warner was nearing the summit of K2 in Pakistan. Ahead of his team was a group of Korean climbers, led by the highly experienced Nima Nurbu Sherpa, who had successfully scaled Mount Everest six times. Just 100 feet above Warner's team, as they approached the infamously dangerous Bottleneck, Nima slipped. As both teams watched, he slid off the South Face. Warner later commented on the tragedy and its implications, "Leadership is a sweet delusion: so fragile, so easily sabotaged. Whether on a mountain or at work, leading others can quickly become difficult and dangerous."

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