Cathy O'Dowd (born 1968) is a South African rock climber, mountaineer, author and motivational speaker. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest from both the south and the north sides on 25 May 1996 and 29 May 1999, respectively.
Cathy O’Dowd: teamwork & leadership from the slopes of Everest (2019)
- Mt. Everest is now the wealthy executive’s midlife crises.
- That thing you did 10 years ago that was significant everyone is doing it now. The thing you did a year ago, you’ve been copied
- It is about what is happening within the group of people you have chosen to go with. The teams who failed, very few of them where actually stopped by the mountain. Even the ones caught in the storm they made complacent mistakes that made them vulnerable when things went wrong and then the teams that succeed it’s about the set of intangible tools a real clarity of purpose for your team