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Morrell, Margot

Shackleton's way :Leadership lessons from the great Antarctic explorer Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell ; with a preface by Alexandra Shackleton. - London Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2001 - xvii, 238 p. ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-226) and index.

"From 1914 to 1916, Ernest Shackleton and his men survived the wreck of their ship, Endurance, in the crushing Antarctic ice, stranded twelve hundred miles from civilization with no means of communication and no hope for rescue. The temperatures were so low the men could hear water freeze. They subsisted on a diet of penguins, dogs, and seals. And when the ice began to break up, Shackleton set out to save them all on his heroic eight-hundred-mile trip across the frigid South Atlantic - in little more than a rowboat. Unlike most other polar expeditions, every man survived - not only in good health, but also in good spirits - all due to the leadership of Shackleton." "This once-forgotten explorer is riding a wave of "Shackleton-mania," as described in a 1998 Wall Street Journal article by Stephanic Capparell. Those who have taken Shackleton's leadership lessons to heart include the secretary of the navy, the commander of Apollo 13, and the cofounder of, and they tell how Shackleton has helped them lead the way in their careers. Now, in Shackleton's Way, the secrets of Shackleton's leadership success are fully analyzed for the first time and are ready for application by anyone in a position of leadership today." "Written by two veteran business observers, Shackleton's Way details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition. Whether it's hiring good workers, supporting and inspiring employees to do their best, managing a crisis with limited personnel and resources, creating order out of chaos, or leading by personal example with optimism, egalitarianism, humor, strength, ingenuity, intelligence, and compassion, Ernest Shackleton set an example we can all follow. Illustrated with photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, Shackleton's Way is filled with fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who succeeded by putting people first and triumphing brilliantly when all the odds were against him."--BOOK JACKET.

0670891967 24.95


Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922.

Strategic planning.
Survival skills.
Teams in the workplace.

HD57.7 / .M668 2001

658.4092 MOR

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