For 15 years, Fredmund Malik has ranked at the top of the bestseller lists. The management books he has produced represent an indispensible set of tools for business leaders. His "Managing, Performing, Living" numbers among the best 100 business books of all times. In short, Fredmund Malik has reached the peak, and that applies to his mountaineering as well. In his new book, the author explains that management and mountain climbing are driven by the same questions. How much can a human being achieve? Where are the limits? How can each individual push those limits?
Perseverance, self-motivation, performance, responsibility-the connections between managing and mountain climbing are stronger than most people assume. In "When Limits aren't Limitations" Malik presents mountain climbing as a multifaceted school of life where people can gain key insights for both effective management and a fulfilled life. The author is convinced that professional and personal life can be reconciled; success and quality of life do not contradict one another. With his customary sharp-wittedness, Malik casts his vote against a permanent state of "being at the limit" and the notion that top executives must be constantly moving mountains. He speaks out in favor of deriving greater joy from one's performance.