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

His book, Lead Like a Guide, vividly brings to life what he learned through his travels, interviews with expert guides and expedition participants, and his own experience in the mountains.  His research, conducted during a decade of travel in seven countries, reveals how guides help expedition participants successfully reach their own summits - and learn critical life lessons, too.  

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

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