margot morrell

Before publication, Shackleton’s Way was a hit - #1 on Amazon’s yet-to-be-published list.

In bookstores, Shackleton’s Way jumped to the top of New York Times’ business best-seller and on bestseller lists in Tokyo, London, Mumbai, South Africa and Canada. 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 accounts of Shackleton’s people-centered leadership style. The result is a book packed with inspiring and practical lessons.

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 from a challenging beginning at the bottom of the Depression, coached himself to the top of five professions - sportscaster, movie star, union leader, public speaker and statesman.

The focus is on the pragmatic strategies Reagan used. Reagan’s Journey was sparked by Margot’s experience working in Presidential Personnel on the 1980 Reagan Transition Team.

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, and the BBC.

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 business executives at the Sidney Opera House and with senior leaders at a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today Margot speaks on leadership at business conferences and universities around the world.

© 2019 Margot Morrell

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