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Jumpstart Your Journey to Success

Leadership Lives offers blueprints for success. 

Sir Ernest Shackleton, Jane Austen, and Elvis Presley were successful because they used their strengths.

Their stories, and more, provide valuable lessons on leadership and career management.


For a brief overview of Shackleton's Endurance expedition, click on the image.

To learn more about Shackleton, click Shackleton's Way on the toolbar.

"An important addition to any leader's library."

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"Even though the target market is leaders and managers, Shackleton's Way has much broader appeal and application."

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The Origins of the
American Revolution

On July 4, 1776, the United States declared independence from the British Empire. The conflict had been simmering for years.

What were the factors that led to the colonies' reluctant decision? Who were the extraordinary people involved?

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Washington's Life-Shaping Journey

How did George Washington become the  preeminent leader of the American revolution? What factors formed him?


Washington's future was shaped by a month-long journey "across the mountains" when he was 16 years old.

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Jane Austen

The author of Pride and Prejudice once wrote to a would-be mentor, “I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress.”

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Elvis - The Legend
Elvis Presley

On July 5, 1954, 19-year-old Elvis Presley invented rock 'n roll and began blasting the controversial new sound into America's bloodstream.


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Julia Ward Howe
and the Battle Hymn of the Republic

Building on Elvis Presley's magnificent American Trilogy, let's look at how Julia Ward Howe came to write the Battle Hymn of the Republic in the early days of America's Civil War. 

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Paul the Apostle - Part 1

Almost single-handedly, Paul the Apostle spread the Lord's gospel - love God and love one another -  throughout the world. Who was this extraordinary man?

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Reagan's Journey
Lessons from a Remarkable Career

Ronald Reagan's start in life couldn't have been more unpromising. Yet within months of graduating from college at the bottom of the Depression, he was on his way to spectacular success. How did he do that? What can we learn from him?

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Edward Hopper - American Master

Artist Edward Hopper mesmerizes us with images of America - a land of endless horizons and limitless possibilities. Even when life is bleak.

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The New York Yankees - 
Building a Brilliant Brand

How did the New York Yankees go from the bottom of the standings in 1914 to the legendary 1927 team of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig?

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