What does global businesswoman Herta Von Stiegel’s climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro have to do with solving the crisis of leadership that the business world is experiencing today? The principles learned in leading a team to the top of one of the most treacherous ascents in the world can also guide managers to lead their organizations to the top. These principles are featured in Herta’s new book, The Mountain Within and are explained through stories from top business and political leaders including Al Gore, Kay Unger, and Sam Chisolm.

In the book trailer for The Mountain Within, Herta is joined by leaders featured in the book, including former Playboy Enterprises CEO Christie Hefner, Baroness Scotland, and philanthropic entrepreneur Charly Kleissner. Here they share the most critical lessons of leadership: Pace Yourself, Create a Winning Team, and Ruthlessly Prepare