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Get ready for today’s GILD keynote speaker Nando Parrado

October 8, 2015

Longtime Linkage faculty member Nando Parrado was 20 years old in 1972 when the plane he, his mother, sister, and rugby teammates were on crashed in the Andes mountains. He and his fellow survivors then faced 72 days of bone-chilling cold, avalanches and starvation that forced them to make choices no person should ever have to make.

In addition to being a lesson in human survival, Nando’s inspirational story provides leadership lessons for the survival of organizations; the same skills that were needed to survive in the Andes—leadership, teamwork, motivation, crisis management, change, planning and strategy, and coping with fear—are critical to organizational success. In this short clip, hear his firsthand account of his daunting journey of survival.

Simply put, Nando is one of the best leadership speakers in the world. And you can see him in person for yourself at today at our Global Institute for Leadership Development®.

And if you can’t, watch this video and then sign up to attend GILD® next year!


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