The mountains have taught me a great deal about leadership and teamwork over the years. It seems that often the hardest of situations - risk, challenge, death - in life teach us the most about these at-times-elusive concepts.
But, of course, one doesn't have to climb up to learn about teamwork and leadership, or about struggling for your life. The 33 trapped miners in northern Chile are a perfect example of how leaders and teams often develop naturally in situations of extreme stress.
Over at Knowledge@Wharton's website, they have a great interview with Francisco Javier Garrido. The author of The Soul of Strategy and an expert on leadership, Garrido speaks to Wharton about the situation unfolding 700 meters below ground in Chile, and how lessons from there can be applied to the business world...and probably all of our lives in general.