Opening Plenary—On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

Alison Levine, Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition and Author

Sunday, March 13, 2016
CCC Mile High 2, 3, 4

Alison LevineAlison Levine, a world-renowned adventurer, shares lessons learned from various extreme environments—ranging from Mt. Everest to the South Pole—and explains how those lessons can apply to business and beyond. Her advice is flat-out contrarian and flies in the face of what you have been told by well-known management gurus and highly paid executive coaches: encourage big egos, go backward—away from your goal, ignore the rules, ditch the plan, deprive yourself of sleep and reward failure. She provides a road map to help you scale whatever big peaks you aspire to climb by offering practical, humorous and often unorthodox advice about how to reach your potential. Ms. Levine taught for four years at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. She is an advisor to the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and is on the board of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University. She has an M.B.A. from Duke University and worked for Goldman Sachs. She is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, which trains jobless women in western Uganda to work as trekking guides in the Rwenzori Mountains.

Alison Levine's best-selling book, On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments, will be available for purchase immediately after the plenary session.  Ms. Levine will also be available for a limited time to sign books.

Learning Objectives

  • Define high-impact leadership.
  • Describe how to prepare for leadership.
  • Discuss the implications of high-impact leadership for dental education.

CE Credits: 1