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

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Lead your business to survival and success by following the example of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none" for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him in the Antarctic for almost two years. Because of his courageous actions, he remains to this day a model for great leadership and masterful crisis management. Now, through anecdotes, the diaries of the men in his crew, and Shackleton's own writing, Shackleton's leadership style and time-honored principles are translated for the modern business world. Written by two veteran business observers and illustrated with ship photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, this practical book helps today's leaders follow Shackleton's triumphant example.

"An important addition to any leader's library." -Seattle Times
 

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SHACKLETON'S WAY: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

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First Jesus, then Attila the Hun. Now English explorer Ernest Shackleton is pressed into service as a model of business leadership.Shackleton's accomplishments as a leader are indisputable. When his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve55 - LibraryThing

The subtitle to this book is ‘Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer’. I have to confess that I knew very little of the life and exploits of Ernest Shackleton but my interest was stirred ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1 THE PATH TO LEADERSHIP
ensured all his groups were keeping pace He remained visible
HIRING AN OUTSTANDING CREW
3CREATING ASPIRIT OF CAMARADERIE
order and routine so all workers knew where they stood He broke down
5LEADING EFFECTIVELY IN A CRISIS
FORMING TEAMS FOR TOUGH ASSIGNMENTS
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO REACH A GOAL
8LEAVING A LEGACY
Shackletons Crews
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
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About the author (2001)

Margot Morrell, a twenty-year veteran of corporate America, has worked in financial services and consulting. Her research into Shackleton's leadership has taken her to such far-flung destinations as Antarctica, Australia, and Argentina.

Stephanie Capparrell, a journalist for more than twenty years, is an editor for the Wall Street Journal's Marketplace page.

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