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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 : American Management Association, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. This title reveals leadership lessons that show readers how to: instill optimism while staying grounded  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Perkins, Dennis N. T., 1942-
Leading at the edge.
New York : American Management Association, c2012
(DLC) 2011051897
Named Person: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis N T Perkins; Margaret P Holtman; Jillian B Murphy
ISBN: 9780814431610 0814431615 9781283688390 1283688395
OCLC Number: 787844728
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 256 p.)
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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