Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition by Dennis N.t. PerkinsLeading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition by Dennis N.t. Perkins

Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic…

byDennis N.t. PerkinsAs told byMargaret P. Holtman, Jillian B. Murphy

Paperback | April 7, 2012

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For the 100th anniversary of the Race to the South Pole, a fresh look at what Shackleton's legendary Antarctic adventure can teach us about true leadership. Stranded in the frozen Antarctic sea for nearly two years, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 polar explorers endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, and complete isolation. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive-a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat of leadership. Drawing on this amazing story, Leading at The Edge demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. The book reveals 10 timeless leadership lessons that show readers how to: - Instill optimism while staying grounded in reality - Have the courage to step up to risks worth taking - Consistently reinforce the team message - Set a personal example - Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about - Never give up Part adventure tale, part leadership guide, the second edition features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott. Today's leaders have much to learn from this gripping account of survival against all odds. Leading at The Edge will help them bring order to chaos-and achieve success in the face of adversity."
DENNIS N.T. PERKINS, PH.D. is the chief executive officer of The Syncretics Group, a consulting firm dedicated to effective leadership in demanding environments. He has taken his passion for The Edge to Antarctica, where he retraced Shackleton's journey. MARGARET P. HOLTMAN and JILLIAN B. MURPHY are consultants specializing in leaders...
Title:Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.71 inPublished:April 7, 2012Publisher:AmacomLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814431941

ISBN - 13:9780814431948


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A powerful reading expirience How many management books can you say are hard to put down? This one is great, an easy read with strong lessons. It helped me understand how a good CEO can be worth every penny!
Date published: 2008-01-16

Editorial Reviews

'The lessons are not just about leadership, but about life, persistence and the extraordinary resilience.' - A Slice of Leadership 'succeeds in crafting a true leadership guide for the 21st century.' - Risk Mangement magazine ' tells the story of survival, and along the way points out how Shackleton's leadership made a difference.This is what makes this book such a compelling read.' - Mindconnection 'interpretation of Shackleton's strategies is relatable to today's leaders showing that leadership skills transcend time.' - Yahoo Voices " there are many leadership lessons to be learned from Shackleton's amazing adventure.' - ABA Banking Journal 'book will change the way you think about and approach leadership in a crisis situation' - Blog Business World "After having read a dozen or two leadership books over the past decade, this book stands out... The author does an exceptional job' - Suite101 "The lessons are powerful, the real world examples revealing and the book worthy of much discussion and thought." - Hike Bike and Travel "