Author, speaker, and leadership expert
Margot Morrell understands the complexities of corporate America, government, and international relations. For 25 years, Margot worked for blue-chip companies that include Brooks Brothers, Tiffany’s, Benton & Bowles, Heidrick & Struggles, and Fidelity Investments. Margot graduated from Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College) and has a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College.
Ms. Morrell has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Globe and Mail. As an authority on Sir Ernest Shackleton, Margot has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, CNBC’s Power Lunch, A&E Biography, BBC, and numerous radio programs coast to coast. Her association with Shackleton foundations, fans, and followers spans the entire globe.
Drawing on her background as a member of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 White House Transition Team, Margot Morrell has spoken at business conferences, universities, and libraries around the world. Clients include NASA, The Treasury Executive Institute, the United States Army, Verizon, American Orthopedic Association, U.S. House of Representatives, JPMorganChase, among many, many others.
After reading Shackleton’s story in 1984, Margot Morrell set off on a research journey to discover how the explorer led his team successfully through a grueling, two-year ordeal. Digging through primary source documents over the course of 15 years and five continents, Margot unearthed the secrets of Shackleton’s leadership strategies and methods of management under pressure.
Even before its publication, Shackleton’s Way created a stir when it leaped to #1 on Amazon’s yet-to-be-published list. On arrival in bookstores, Shackleton’s Way catapulted to the top of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week business best-seller lists.
The result is a book and learning program filled with inspiring, practical, and action-oriented lessons for business, management, governing, and life.
In 2016, Shackleton’s Way reached #6 on The Washington Post best-seller list. Today Shackleton’s Way has sold over a million copies and is available in 10 languages.