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

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Staff Pick

Morrell and Capparell do a wonderful job of articulating Shackleton's leadership successes in everyday terms that will resonate with decision-makers in all varieties of business. Lessons in team-building and performance management are evident throughout the great explorer's career. The remarkable story of Endurance's shipwreck and subsequent rescue is ripe with lessons about operating through crisis.
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Publisher Comments:

Whatand#8217;s the common bond shared by leaders as diverse as Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Rachel Carson and Frederick Douglass? Each succeeded in the face of overwhelming odds. And they did so while battling self-doubt, personal tragedy and fear of failure. In short, they were far from what we think of when we imagine confident, strong-willed leaders. Yet each offers powerful lessons in what it takes to triumph in crisis.

Expanding on her series of popular profiles written for The New York Times, historian and Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn examines the journeys of these fascinating leaders through in-depth, personal portraits. She reveals the many ways they made tough choices that allowed them to persevere and ultimately succeed.and#160; And she provides a new framework for leadership and#151;one that values conviction, humility, resilience and the ability to adapt above all else.

Review:

"Relying on crew diaries, historical accounts, and interviews with current business leaders, they capture the magnitude of Shackleton's feat while highlighting the skills and qualities a leader must possess. Documentary photographs enhance the authors' narrative." David Rouse, Booklist

Book News Annotation:

Another look at the Shackleton Antarctic expedition, this time with an eye for managerial and leadership techniques which might be gleaned from a man once called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth". Two members of the business community show how his example can teach today's business leaders how to manage a team, how to get the best from each individual, how to keep a staff mentally challenged amid routine work, how to lead by example, and, of course, how to handle a crisis. Illustrated with photographs from the expedition.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This is just the Preface to Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Andrea Shackleton.

Synopsis:

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. Today the public can't get enough of this once-forgotten explorer, and his actions have made him 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.

Description:

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

About the Author

NANCY F. KOEHN is a historian at the Harvard Business School, where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Specializing in entrepreneurial leadership, she consults with many businesses and writes frequently for The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670891962
Subtitle:
The Making of Five Legendary Leaders
Author:
Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell
Preface:
Shackleton, Alexandra
Author:
Capparell, Stephanie
Author:
Koehn, Nancy F.
Author:
Shackleton, Alexandra
Author:
Morrell, Margot
Publisher:
Portfolio Hardcover
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Systems & Planning
Subject:
Teams in the workplace
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
585
Publication Date:
20131226
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7-8 wood carvings
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Morrell and Capparell do a wonderful job of articulating Shackleton's leadership successes in everyday terms that will resonate with decision-makers in all varieties of business. Lessons in team-building and performance management are evident throughout the great explorer's career. The remarkable story of Endurance's shipwreck and subsequent rescue is ripe with lessons about operating through crisis.

"Review" by , "Relying on crew diaries, historical accounts, and interviews with current business leaders, they capture the magnitude of Shackleton's feat while highlighting the skills and qualities a leader must possess. Documentary photographs enhance the authors' narrative."
"Synopsis" by , This is just the Preface to Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Andrea Shackleton.
"Synopsis" by ,
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. Today the public can't get enough of this once-forgotten explorer, and his actions have made him 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.

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