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An inspirational story of business and personal change "Experiential education at its best! Jim's story pushes us to extend ourselves, to grow, to dream."----Wendy Pieh, Former Program and Executive Director of Outward Bound "A book that captures the heart and then goes on to snare the mind. If there is an unclimbed Mount Everest in your life, I highly recommend this book. It will first help you decide if you're on the right mountain; and then it will guide you to the top." ----H. John Greeniaus, President and CEO, Nabisco, Inc. Success. It's one of the most alluring words in our vocabulary. We dream about it. Plan for it. Chase after it. But just what is it we're really after? What really defines success? In 1988 Jim Hayhurst climbed to the top of the world. The monumental challenges he faced and the inspirational lessons he learned while conquering the slopes of Mount Everest led him to radically rethink the meaning of success. The Right Mountain is the riveting story of that climb. Hayhurst discusses the life--threatening experiences that affected each member of the team. He describes the critical choices that had to be made, and the lessons that were learned as a result. But this is much more than an adventure story. It is an inspirational odyssey in search of the true definition of success--on your own terms--in your career and in your personal life. Success lies not in the traditional trappings of power, money or prestige, but in what we believe as individuals, our core values. In The Right Mountain, Hayhurst shows us how to prioritize our core values and sustain them with personal accomplishments that lead to long--term success and satisfaction. Using the mountain as a striking metaphor, he shares profound lessons about incorporating the values of integrity, self--esteem, and respect for others into our daily personal and professional lives. * Each short chapter offers a vignette of a personal experience on the mountain that delivers a universal message applicable to every business and personal situation * End--of--book exercises help readers evaluate their personal core values JIM HAYHURST (Toronto, Ontario) is a successful business executive whose Hayhurst Group became one of the top advertising agencies in Canada. Formerly the chairman of Outward Bound Canada, he presents his seminar, The Right Mountain, to executives, and organizations around the globe.
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Table of Contents

Prologue: Climb Mount Everest? Chapter 1 The Everest Express Team Tryouts Building a Team, a Real Team Chapter 2 Wea re All in This Together Commitment Chapter 3 "Ia m Training for Everest and Having a Little Trouble On This Hill!" Body and Mind Chapter 4 Stairs and Beer Versus The Fitness Institute Everybody Is Different Chapter 5 You Dona t Just Go to Everest Bite--Sized Pieces Chapter 6 High--Tech Climbers and Barefoot Porters Motivation Makes the Difference Every Time Chapter 7 You Cana t Carry a Full Pack On the First Day Life Is Not a Macho Sport Chapter 8 Seven Asses Set Clear Goals and Communicate Them Clearly Chapter 9 The Children of Nepal Involve Others Chapter 10 Leeches, Leeches Everywhere Is It Going to Change the World? Chapter 11 Crossing a Landslide---- Team Bonding Chapter 12 In the Path of an Avalanche Sometimes You Have to Be Lucky Chapter 13 The Corn Woman Keeping Perspective Chapter 14 How Far Is Too Far? You Cana t Go Full Tilt All the Time Chapter 15 Sometimes You Lead, Sometimes You Follow Everyone Has a Role Chapter 16 Jimmya s Life at Stake Sometimes You Have to Leave Them Alone Chapter 17 Our Only Chance to Save Jimmy Sometimes You Have to Let Somebody Else Do It Chapter 18 Another Hundred Pounds of Corn Everyone Has a Load to Carry Chapter 19 The Challenges In Front of Us You Can Learn a Lot by Looking Back Chapter 20 Climbing In the Clouds When You Dona t Know What to Do, Do It Slowly Chapter 21 Sleeping On a 3,000--Foot Vertical It Is Amazing What You Can Do Chapter 22 Cerebral Edema Strikes Two of Our Climbers The Laws of Nature Cannot Be Violated Chapter 23 I Push Myself Too Far Balance Chapter 24 Now We Are a Real Team You Have to Live and Work Together to Really Know Each Other Chapter 25 Everest Define Roles and Goals Chapter 26 The Thrill of Being There---- At Base Camp Dona t Get Cocky---- Dona t Forget the Lessons Learned Chapter 27 Death at 17,000 Feet: Know Yourself Know Yourself Chapter 28 Ric Gets Pulmonary Edema Core Values---- Vital Signposts of Life Chapter 29 A Second Death Crystallizes the Message The Right Mountain Chapter 30 Final Preparations for the Climb to the Peak Establishing Priorities Chapter 31 I Have To Turn Back Decision Making Chapter 32 Jimmy Hits the Wall Using Core Values Chapter 33 The Team Goes On Security and Support Systems Chapter 34 The Final Assault What Is the Definition of Success? My Definition of Success... Next Steps Exercise I Exercise II Exercise III Exercise IV Exercise V Thanks Authora s Note

About the Author

Jim Hayhurst is a father of three, and a successful business executive. Under his leadership, the Hayhurst Group of Companies grew to become one of the top three advertising agencies in Canada. He was also Chairman of Outward Bound Canada. In 1987, he founded The Hayhurst Career Centre, an organization that helps people squeeze more satisfaction out of life. In 1988, he participated in the Everest expedition that would change his life. He put together a slide show of his journey, and soon came to realize that this was much more than a travel story. He began to compare his experiences on the mountain with the challenges we all face in daily life, and found that his Everest climb was a powerful metaphor for defining success. Gradually, a valuable message took shape. He called that message The Right Mountain. Today, Jim Hayhurst presents The Right Mountain speech and slide show to businesses and organizations around the world, helping to change the lives to others.

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