Leadership Biography: Ed Viesturs, The High-Altitude Adventurer<br />By Stephanie Leber<br />03/31/2011<br />
Viesturs conquered the Himalayas by age 46<br />Accomplishments<br /><ul><li>Mount Everest 7 times
14 of the world’s highest mountains (>8000 meters), without supplemental oxygen
Developed career as full-time mountaineer
Loving wife and three children
Serves as brand sponsor, hosts public speaking events, and leads world-renowned expeditions
Masters in Zoology and Veterinary Doctorate</li></ul>http://www.edviesturs.com/about<br />2<br />
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  1. 1. Leadership Biography: Ed Viesturs, The High-Altitude Adventurer<br />By Stephanie Leber<br />03/31/2011<br />
  2. 2. Viesturs conquered the Himalayas by age 46<br />Accomplishments<br /><ul><li>Mount Everest 7 times
  3. 3. 14 of the world’s highest mountains (>8000 meters), without supplemental oxygen
  4. 4. Developed career as full-time mountaineer
  5. 5. Loving wife and three children
  6. 6. Serves as brand sponsor, hosts public speaking events, and leads world-renowned expeditions
  7. 7. Masters in Zoology and Veterinary Doctorate</li></ul>http://www.edviesturs.com/about<br />2<br />
  8. 8. The magnificent Himalayas <br />3<br />Kangchenjunga<br />Everest <br />K2<br />Lhotse<br />Cho Oyu<br />Makalu<br />Gasherbrum II<br />Gasherbrum I<br />Broad Peak<br />Manaslu<br />Dhualagiri<br />Shishapangma<br />Nanga Parbat<br />Annapurna<br />K2, on the border of Pakistan and People's Republic of China<br />Kangchenjunga, on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, India<br />Everest – highest peak in Himalayas<br />
  9. 9. Born in the flatlands but inspired by Annapurna, he pursued mountaineering at an early age <br />4<br />Biography<br /><ul><li>Born in 1959 in Illinois to immigrant parents
  10. 10. Inspired by Maurice Herzog’s book, Annapurna (which he summited in ‘05)
  11. 11. Trained on Mount Rainier as a guide and attended Zoology and Veterinary school
  12. 12. Married and had three children
  13. 13. After summiting several Himalayan peaks, partnered with IMAX to film Everest
  14. 14. Summited all 14 peaks in 2005, climbed Rainier over 200 times
  15. 15. Invited to lead expeditions and guest speak at organizations around the globe
  16. 16. Published novels and photographic illustrations of his adventures </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Viesturs;<br />
  17. 17. Viestursintegrates his career, family, community, and self domains for mutual gain<br />5<br />Areas of integration for mutual gain <br /><ul><li>Combines passion for mountaineering, love for outdoors and international travel, and leadership skills through his career
  18. 18. Aligns physical, spiritual, and emotional self through his love of mountains
  19. 19. Engenders trust in climbing partners and develops lifelong friendships
  20. 20. Takes calculated risks considering potential impacts across domains
  21. 21. Utilizes his personal and professional network to catapult his career to unimaginable levels of success
  22. 22. Considers his family the source of strength when making tough decisions; communicates this impact on his life both to his family and team members
  23. 23. Leads charitable climbing fundraisers </li></ul>Self<br />Home<br />Community<br />Career<br />http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/ed_viesturs.html<br />
  24. 24. Key takeaways that can be applied in my life <br />6<br /><ul><li>Overcome failure and fear – find strength through other domains to restart, try again, and eventually succeed
  25. 25. Consider alternative approaches even if it occasionally forces me to move backwards instead of forwards
  26. 26. Believe in the value of my approach and communicate my logic to those who I am leading in a meaningful and relevant way
  27. 27. Internalize the notion that through commitment and perseverance, any goal can be achieved
  28. 28. Find own professional niche where I can combine my profession, family, community, and spiritual and physical self in harmonious ways without trading off one for another
  29. 29. Create a fluid understanding of how my decisions in one domain can impact decisions in another domain – develop sense of caution and patience
  30. 30. Develop a commitment to my leadership vision that can help me see the ‘forest from the trees’
  31. 31. Amend my leadership vision so that it can serve as a compass in guiding me through tough life choices</li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Viesturs; http://www.slate.com<br />
  32. 32. Questions??<br />7<br />
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