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

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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

Synopsis:

In this bestselling business primer, a financial representative with Fidelity Investments shows how the survival tactics used by famed Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton can be tailored for a new generation of leaders.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

The path to leadership — Hiring an outstanding crew — Creating a spirit of camaraderie — Getting the best from each individual — Leading effectively in a crisis — Forming teams for tough assignments — Overcoming obstacles to reach a goal — Leaving a legacy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142002360
Preface:
Shackleton, Alexandra
Author:
Capparell, Stephanie
Author:
Shackleton, Alexandra
Author:
lexandra Shackleton
Author:
Koehn, Nancy F.
Author:
Morrell, Margot
Author:
A
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Teams in the workplace
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Business-Start Up Business
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
02-143
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7-8 wood carvings
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142002360 Reviews:
"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 , In this bestselling business primer, a financial representative with Fidelity Investments shows how the survival tactics used by famed Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton can be tailored for a new generation of leaders.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-226) and index.
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