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Leading at the edge : leadership lessons from the extraordinary saga of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition

Author: Dennis N T Perkins
Publisher: New York : Amacom, ©2000.
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Leadership expert Dennis N.T. Perkins reveals how Shackleton's vision, actions, and philosophy of leadership provide a compass to executives and managers in today's climate of fierce competition, economic uncertainty, and constant change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Perkins, Dennis N.T., 1942-
Leading at the edge.
New York : Amacom, ©2000
(DLC) 99057868
(OCoLC)42849708
Named Person: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis N T Perkins
ISBN: 058520862X 9780585208626 9780814405437 0814405436 0814424961 9780814424964
OCLC Number: 44958529
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 268 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Dennis N.T. Perkins ; with Margaret P. Holtman, Paul R. Kessler, and Catherine McCarthy.

Abstract:

Leadership expert Dennis N.T. Perkins reveals how Shackleton's vision, actions, and philosophy of leadership provide a compass to executives and managers in today's climate of fierce competition, economic uncertainty, and constant change.

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