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What happens when you combine the spine-tingling adventures
of a group of intrepid adventurers with a thoughtful exploration of personal leadership
at its best? Shackleton's Way by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell. This
new book seamlessly combines two of my passions (adventure travel and relationship-oriented
leadership.) Read it for the true-life adventure epic. Read it for the practical
leadership insights. Or, read it for both. In any case, Shackleton's Way deserves
a place on your bookshelf.
From the Publisher:
A thrilling survival
story makes an inspirational handbook for a new generation of leaders
been called the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none. In 1914,
Sir Ernest Shackleton led twenty-seven men, for almost two years, through a harrowing
fight for their lives after the wreck of their Antarctic vessel, Endurance, left
them stranded on an ice floe twelve hundred miles from civilization. But every man
survived. And every man ascribed it to Shackleton's superb leadership.
a century later, this once-overlooked explorer is riding a wave of "Shackleton
mania." Shackleton's Way draws on anecdotes, crew diaries, contemporary material,
and interviews with some of today's leaders to illustrate Shackleton's tactics. Here
readers will learn how to manage crises with limited personnel and resources, how
to create order out of chaos, how to hire good workers, how to support and inspire
employees to do their best, and how to lead by personal example—with optimism, egalitarianism,
humor, strength, ingenuity, intelligence, and compassion. Shackleton's Way is a fascinating
and practical case study of a leader who triumphed by putting people first and striving
for the seemingly impossible.
A great idea for holiday reading. Satisfy
your armchair Indiana Jones and your practical "ought to be reading something
useful" side at the same time.
Click to order Shackleton's
Way -- Leadership Lessons From the Great Antarctic Explorer through Amazon.
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