Leading at the Edge Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

ISBN-10: 0814405436

ISBN-13: 9780814405437

Edition: 2000

Authors: Dennis N. T. Perkins, Margaret P. Holtman, Paul R. Kessler, Catherine McCarthy

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This title draws on the story of Ernest Shackleton's expedition of 1914 and reveals ten lessons for managers and executives struggling to lead their people and organizations in the face of constant turbulence, uncertainty and stress.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 5/5/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Shackleton Saga
Ten Strategies for Leading at The Edge
Vision and Quick Victories: Never lose sight of the ultimate goal, and focus energy on short-term objectives
Symbolism and Personal Example: Set a personal example with visible, memorable symbols and behaviors
Optimism and Reality: Instill optimism and self-confidence, but stay grounded in reality
Stamina: Take care of yourself: Maintain your stamina and let go of guilt
The Team Message: Reinforce the team message constantly: "We are one--we live or die together."
Core Team Values: Minimize status differences and insist on courtesy and mutual respect
Conflict: Master conflict--deal with anger in small doses, engage dissidents, and avoid needless power struggles
Lighten Up! Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about
Risk: Be willing to take the Big Risk
Tenacious Creativity: Never give up--there's always another move
Case Studies in Leading at The Edge
Introduction to the Case Studies
Business Communication Systems (ATandT/ Lucent Technologies): Back to the Future
Rice Health Systems: Healing a Sick Organization
Weyerhaeuser Company: Transforming a Culture
Malden Mills: Rising from the Ashes
Continuing Your Expedition
Learning to Lead at The Edge
Epilogue: A Perspective on Success and Failure
Resources for Leading at The Edge
Critical Leadership Skills Survey
Your Leadership Expedition: A Personal Development Plan
Your Leadership Expedition Map
Further Readings from The Edge
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