Chris Maxwell is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  His work at Wharton has included teaching courses on leadership and teamwork and public policy.  Chris created and directed an experiential leadership development program at Wharton that took over 200 business students, sponsors, and corporate executives to high peaks and challenging environments around the world.  

In addition to his continuing association with the Wharton School, Chris now also teaches an annual graduate course in organizational leadership at Penn State University. 

His book, Lead Like a Guide, vividly brings to life what he learned through his travels and interviews with world-class mountain guides and expedition participants.  His research reveals six key strengths of guides that have helped both current organizational leaders and students of leadership build and apply critical skills for leading in today’s complex world.

Chris earned graduate degrees in Governmental Administration and Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a PhD from the School of Public Affairs at Penn State.

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