Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell,Alexandra Shackleton,Stephanie Capparell

Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

by Margot Morrell, Alexandra Shackleton, Stephanie Capparell


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Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none". In 1914 he led 27 men in his Endurance expedition to Antarctica, through a long and harrowing fight for their lives after they became stranded on an ice floe, without a ship, more than 1,200 miles from the threads of civilization. For twenty-two months, the men endured temperatures that at times were so low they could hear the water freeze and subsisted on an incredibly difficult diet of penguins, dogs and seal. Amazingly every man survived.

Today, the public can't get enough of the Shackleton legend and while the expedition was harrowing, Ernest Shackleton is a model of great leadership and as well as the master of crisis management. Shackleton's Way will reveal in a simple, reader-friendly way what separated the explorer from his less successful and less admired colleagues, and what inspired the unfailing loyalty of his men. Readers will learn lessons in his style of organization through anecdotes, the diaries of the men in his crew, as well as Shackleton's own writings. The book will help readers apply these time-honored principles to the modern business day world including how to put together a staff that will work well together in spite of different personalities, how to succeed with limited resources, how to keep up morale, and how to make individual workers valued.

Shackleton's methods may sound obvious but they are counterintuitive to those in high positions. At the core of his philosophy is egalitarianism and generosity.

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Weight: 1.09 lbs

ISBN-10: 0670891967

ISBN-13: 9780670891962

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