Insights for Leaders

Roped Together

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 | 0 Comments

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision….It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” — Andrew Carnegie

Erik Weihenmayer is the only blind man in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Reflecting on that experience Erik writes, “In an environment riddled with pitfalls, roping up with good people is the best chance we have….You know if you fall, someone will stop you. If someone else falls, you stop them; it’s just automatic. People might have different responsibilities, different goals, even motives, but you link together behind one vision. The scope and power of that kind of team is unstoppable.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders build teams that are “roped together” and working toward a common vision to attain uncommon results.