Destructive goal pursuit: The mount everest disaster

  • Authors
  • D Christopher Kayes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. D Christopher Kayes
      Pages 1-8
  3. Learning from the Everest Disaster

  4. Destructive Goal Pursuit

  5. From Destructive to Productive Pursuit

  6. Rethinking Leadership in Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. D Christopher Kayes
      Pages 151-166
    3. D Christopher Kayes
      Pages 167-170
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-184

About this book


Leaders extol the value of pursuing challenging goals, but evidence suggests that this leads to disaster as often as success. Drawing upon real-life stories, including the Mount Everest Climbing Disaster, the author shows how destructive goal pursuit can cause the breakdown of learning in teams and calls for rethinking the role of the leader.


leadership learning success

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