Shackleton’s Way. . .
"Shackleton's story captures the true essence of leadership to help each person achieve his best in order to work together to achieve what some view as the impossible. The lessons in this book are timeless and invaluable."
Patrick T. Harker, Dean
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Using the Endurance saga as a case history, Margot Morrell has turned an analysis of Shackleton's effective methods into a leadership handbook that reads like an adventure story. They show how successful leaders have patterned themselves on the incomparable Antarctic explorer. Better yet, they have neatly codified his winning strategies for the rest of us."
"Shackleton's situation was completely hopeless. He just didn't succumb to the pessimists. He refused to let himself or his men give up. He suffused them with optimism and hope in a totally rigorous, non-Pollyannaish way."
"Shackleton's Way is filled with gritty examples of the nature of high-risk leadership. The characteristics of leadership by example, team building, and the spirit needed to overcome great obstacles and sustain a team under stress are well defined here. This book would have been required reading for my flight directors and mission controllers."
Gene Kranz, Flight Director, NASA
Author, Failure Is Not an Option
"A first-rate business primer… They vividly describe Shackleton's expeditions and his powerful leadership style, relating them to today's business world in a streamlined presentation."
"A refreshing and timely business manual on supreme leadership disguised as an adventure story… Highly recommended."
"Eloquent and instructive. . . Even though its target market is leaders and managers, Shackleton's Way has much broader appeal and application. Morrell and Capparell have crafted a kind of business parable . . . Morrell and Capparell draw intelligent parallels between Shackleton's time and ours."
The Boston Globe
"Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer, catapults him to the outskirts of management best-sellerdom, right up there near the orbits of a Tom Peters or a Stephen Covey. We have to hand it to authors Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell. Everybody's entitled to seize upon a superb gimmick, but they've seized an inspiration."
The Oregonian (Portland)
"Is this book a good choice if you have already studied other Shackleton books? Absolutely. I have read several accounts of Shackleton's expedition and enjoyed every page of this book."
"Had a twist of history led Sir Ernest Shackleton to have been in business today, he surely would have found himself in the ranks of Jack Welch, Bill Gates, Lou Gerstner, and Michael Dell. Gladly for all of us, his enduring leadership lessons can be readily applied to help all of us realize our grandest aspirations."
James M. Citrin, Managing Director, Spencer Stuart
Co-author, Lessons from the Top
"Your talk and the discussion groups were the highlight of our semester."
Executive Director, First Year Programs
University of Connecticut, Storrs
"You people hit a home run getting her."
Treasury Executive Institute,
Treasury Department, Washington, DC
"People chose to miss their trains to listen to Margot!"
Kitty Linder, President
"Even the waiters were listening!"
Association of Junior Leagues