Shackleton’s Way was a hit before it was published. For two weeks, the book was #1 on Amazon’s yet-to-be-published list. In bookstores, Shackleton’s Way jumped to the top of The New York Times’ business best-seller list. Shackleton’s Way has sold well over 300,000 copies and is available in 10 languages.
Margot Morrell has worked in executive search and financial services at Heidrick & Struggles and Fidelity Investments. Margot has a degree in art history from Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College) and a master’s in library science from Simmons University.
In 1984, Shackleton’s story of successfully leading a team through a grueling ordeal, inspired Margot to embark on a research journey that spanned five continents in search of primary source material on Shackleton’s people-centered leadership style. The result is a book packed with inspiring and practical lessons for business and life.
Reagan’s Journey - Lessons from a Remarkable Career follows on Shackleton’s Way’s central theme of overcoming challenges. Reagan’s Journey explores how Ronald Reagan, starting out from an unpromising beginning at the bottom of the Depression, coached himself to the top of five professions. The focus is on the strategies Reagan used and how you can apply these lessons to your life. Reagan’s Journey was sparked by Margot’s experience working in Presidential Personnel on the 1980 Reagan Transition Team.
As an authority on leading through challenges, Margot has been proﬁled in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Globe and Mail and has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, CNBC’s Power Lunch, A&E Biography, BBC and on radio programs all over the world.
Margot has shared Shackleton’s and Reagan’s stories with NASA, the U.S. Army, the Naval War College, the staff of the United States Capitol, top Australian executives at the Sidney Opera House and with senior leaders at a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today Margot Morrell speaks on leadership and career management at business conferences and universities around the world.