When Rebecca Stephens first formed her goal of climbing Everest she was a young journalist with hardly any climbing experience, but with a strong vision and limitless determination to achieve her dream. It was a highly ambitious goal for such an inexperienced climber. Yet only four years on, she became the first British woman to climb the highest mountain in the world. That achievement led directly to her second great ambition: to be the first British woman to climb the Seven Summits, the tallest peak on each of the world's seven continents. In this inspiring book, Rebecca Stephens and management guru Robert Heller join forces to explore the mental skills, practical abilities and psychological powers that enabled her to achieve her dream. Whatever your personal ambition may be, the lessons of this unique book will lead you to identify, master and scale your own individual heights.
Rebecca Stephens is the first British woman to have climbed Everest and the first to climb the so-called Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each continent. She has appeared as a regular presenter on Tomorrow's World and in a science series for BBC TV's Learning Zone. Rebecca is the author of On Top Of The World, an account of her climbing of Everest. She is now a leading writer, public speaker and consultant to many multi-national corporations and business schools. Robert Heller is the best-selling author of over fifty business and management books, including The Naked Manager, the Essential Manager series and The Fusion Manager. He collaborated with rugby star Will Carling on the best-selling The Way To Win. A former journalist for the Financial Times and The Observer, he moved into magazine publishing and, among several major successes, was founding editor of Management Today, Britain's leading monthly business magazine. He has worked as speaker and consultant with many of the world's top businesses and co-writes the monthly Letter to Thinking Managers with Edward de Bono.
INTRODUCTION 1. THE SUMMITS. INTRODUCTION 2. THE MOUNTAINS. THE VISION. DEFINING THE DREAM 1. DEFINING THE DREAM 2. DEFINING THE DREAM 3. KILIMANJARO, AFRICA. SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY 1. SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY 2. DENALI, NORTH AMERICA. DEVELOPING THE SKILLS 1. DEVELOPING THE SKILLS 2. EVEREST, ASIA. TRUSTING TO TEAMWORK 1. TRUSTING TO TEAMWORK 2. MOUNT ELBRUS, EUROPE. FINDING TRUE LEADERSHIP 1. FINDING TRUE LEADERSHIP 2. FINDING TRUE LEADERSHIP 3. CARSTENSZ PYRAMID, AUSTRALASIA. TAPPING THE TALENT 1. TAPPING THE TALENT 2. GOING FOR IT. UPPING THE BAR. ACONCAGUA, SOUTH AMERICA. COMPETING TO WIN 1. COMPETING TO WIN 2. VINSON MASSIF, ANTARCTICA. NEVER LETTING UP 1. NEVER LETTING UP 2. EPILOGUE. PLAYING THE ENCORE.