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Shackleton, Reagan, Leadership, Careers, Challenges...

Why Shackleton?

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"He led mentally and physically..."

 "…He led mentally and physically and gave a sense to the individual that he, the individual, was a most important part of the whole show."

G. Vibert Douglas, Geologist, Quest

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The Scotia Sea

Scotia Sea

Shackleton and his team sailed through the Scotia Sea on their 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia. This photo of the Scotia Sea gives you an idea of the challenges they faced on their 17-day trip.

 

Key Lesson: Go-for-broke risks become more acceptable as options narrow. Sometimes the potential rewards at the end of a daring venture justify the risk of suffering a spectacular failure.

 

Shackleton's Way

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Celebrating Apollo 11

Gene Kranz, former Flight Director, NASA,

back at Mission Control.

 

For an author, life doesn't get any better than this...

 

"Shackleton's Way is filled with gritty examples on the nature of high risk leadership. The characteristics of leadership by example, teambuilding and the spirit needed to overcome great obstacles and sustain a team under stress are well defined in Shackleton's Way. This book would have been required reading for my flight directors and mission controllers."

Gene Kranz, former Flight Director, NASA

Author, NYT bestseller Failure Is Not an Option

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