“Backing up isn’t the same as backing down.” – Alison Levine

On this episode of the Same Side Selling podcast, Alison Levine shares valuable insight on leadership and how to have the right mindset to propel your success to new levels. As a history-making adventurer, Alison has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, sudden avalanches….and a career on Wall Street. Alison learned a lot on her numerous expeditions and she uses that wisdom to help people become better leaders.

No matter what mountain you’re trying to climb, you’re going to learn a ton from Alison in this episode of Same Side Selling.

Listen to this episode and discover:

  • Some common misconceptions about leadership.
  • Why taking a step backward is different than accepting defeat.
  • How to shift your mindset to take your business to a new level.
  • And so much more…

Episode Overview

Alison is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She has climbed the highest peak on each continent, served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and skied to both the North and South Poles.  Alison understands that you don’t always make it to the top to achieve success. It’s often setbacks that guide us toward success. 

As a bestselling author and sought-after keynote speaker on the topic of leadership development, Alison believes  Leadership is everyone’s responsibility – it is not solely the responsibility of the C-level executives or the management team within an organization. Everyone in an organization is responsible for helping to move forward with the mission and must realize it is also their responsibility to look out for the people on either side of them and help them move in the right direction as well.

In this episode, Alison talks about:

  • Why leadership has nothing to do with job titles.
  • The importance of adaptability.
  • Giving your team permission to fail.
  • What she learned from failing in the public spotlight.
  • Not letting our setbacks define us.

As Alison points out, flexibility is one of the best qualities a leader can have. “At the rate things are changing in the business world, what something looks like today might look completely different tomorrow,” she says, “You must be able to embrace change, to reroute and keep going.”

Looking for a guide to help you up the mountain? Tune in to this episode of Same Side Selling with Ian Altman.

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