Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons on All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success (Paperback; Second Edition)
Preparing for and completing a marathon is the perfect backdrop for examining the problems and challenges faced by today’s business leaders. While all certified marathons are the same distance, each one offers unique and varying challenges. However, you quickly learn that hills build character.
- The 3,600 steps of the Great Wall of China Marathon relate to a 3,600-task project schedule.
- Dealing with predators on Kenya’s SafriCom Lewa Marathon course was like managing risks on international, multi-million dollar projects.
- Setting realistic project goals is like running in the frigid Antarctica Marathon.
Whether you’re in a high pressured meeting or encountering predators on Kenya’s high attitude SafriCom Lewa Marathon course, you must be a fast thinker. You won’t have the luxury to conduct research on the internet, call a consultant, or read a book. You must be able to react quickly to make critical decisions with limited information. The manager should weigh the advantages of a short term sprint with finishing in the long run.
You must become a marathoner, who successfully uses their knowledge to mentally and physically push towards new limits. Successful endurance athletes and business managers exhibit the same characteristics to thrive. They manage change by taking calculated risks and gradually expanding their comfort zones. This is how a miler becomes a marathoner and an individual contributor becomes a successful manager.
They must incorporate change, manage risk, and motivate people to go up hill at a time when they want to quit. All of this must be achieved in a stressful, challenging business environment.
The author shares his experiences as a 25-year, corporate executive, who managed multi-million dollar international projects, and as a distance runner and certified running coach to show you methods for leading people with marathon techniques and strategies. He was one of about 50 people in the world who completed the “marathon hat trick” of finishing
- Over 100 marathons
- On all seven continents
- In each of the 50 States.
As a history making distance runner, he has clothing and artifacts in a Washington DC national museum and a video recording of his life story is part of a US Library of Congress special collection.
- Price: $19.95 USD
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Second Edition: 2014 (First Edition: 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0980021561
- ISBN-13: 978-0980021561
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces