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

ISBN-10: 0814431941

ISBN-13: 9780814431948

Edition: 2nd 2012

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

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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 Edgedemonstrates 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 upPart 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 Edgewill help them bring order to chaos—and achieve success in the face of adversity.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 3/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
Acknowledgments for the First Edition
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.
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.
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.
Be willing to take the Big Risk
Tenacious Creativity
Never give up�there's always another move.
Continuing Your Expedition
Learning to Lead at The Edge
Epilogue: What Makes an Exceptional Leader?
Tools for Leading at The Edge
Expedition Toolkit
Critical Leadership Skills Survey
Your Leadership Expedition: A Personal Development Plan
Your Leadership Expedition Map
Identifying Hidden Conflicts: Conducting a Moose Round-Up
Resolving Conflicts: Lessons from the Martial Arts
Further Readings from The Edge
Acknowledgments for Previously Published Materials
Opening pages of Into the Storm
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