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Leading By Example

This is an interesting riff from store-keeper Thomas Orde-Lees on how Shackleton led his team through the horrific six-day boat journey to Elephant Island...

“Practically ever since we had first started, Sir Ernest had been standing erect day and night on the stern counter of the Caird, only holding on to one of the stays of the little mizzen mast, conning our course the whole time the boats were underway,” wrote Orde-Lees. “How he stood the incessant vigil and exposure is marvelous, but he is a wonderful man and so is his constitution. He simply never spares himself if, by his individual toil, he can possibly benefit anyone else.”

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