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

Author: Dennis N T Perkins; Margaret P Holtman; Jillian B Murphy
Publisher: New York, NY : American Management Association, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A guide to leadership draws on Ernest Shackelton's management style during his exploration of Antarctica, providing advice on how leaders can instill optimism, set personal examples, and perservere in the face of adversity.
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Named Person: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis N T Perkins; Margaret P Holtman; Jillian B Murphy
ISBN: 9780814431948 0814431941
OCLC Number: 769010939
Description: xxiv, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments for the second edition --
Acknowledgments for the first edition --
Preface --
The Shackleton saga --
Ten strategies for leading at the edge --
Vision and quick victories --
Strategy 1: never lose sight of the ultimate goal, and focus energy on short-term objectives --
Symbolism and personal example --
Strategy 2: set a personal example with visible, memorable symbols and behaviors : optimism and reality --
Strategy 3: instill optimism and self-confidence, but stay grounded in reality : stamina --
Strategy 4: take care of yourself : maintain your stamina and let go of guilt --
The team message --
Strategy 5: reinforce the team message constantly : "We are one : we live or die together." --
Core team values --
Strategy 6: minimize status differences and insist on courtesy and mutual respect : --
Conflict --
Strategy 7: master conflict : deal with anger in small doses, engage dissidents, and avoid needless power struggles --
Lighten up! --
Strategy 8: find something to celebrate and something to laugh about : risk --
Strategy 9: be willing to take the big risk --
Tenacious creativity --
Strategy 10: 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 --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Dennis N. T. Perkins ; with Margaret P. Holtman and Jillian B. Murphy.

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-... there are many leadership lessons to be learned from Shackleton's amazing adventure.---ABA Banking Journal

 
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