What people are saying

Praise for Shackleton’s Way.

“Shackleton’s story, captures the true essence of leadership to help each person achieve his best in order to work together to achieve what some view as the impossible. The lessons in this book are timeless and invaluable.”
–– Patrick T. Harker, dean, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

“Using the Endurance saga as a case history, Margot Morrell has turned an analysis of Shackleton’s effective methods into a leadership handbook that reads like an adventure story. They show how successful leaders have patterned themselves on the incomparable Antarctic explorer. Better yet, they have neatly codified his winning strategies for the rest of us.”
–– Dava Sobel, author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter

Shackleton’s Way is filled with gritty examples of the nature of high risk leadership. The characteristics of leadership by example, team building, and the spirit needed to overcome great obstacles and sustain a team under stress are well defined here. This book would have been required reading for my flight directors and mission controllers.”
–– Gene Kranz, former flight director, NASA, and author of Failure is not an option

“A terrific read! Drawn from the life and adventures of the renowned twentieth-century explorer, Shackleton’s Way presents a rich abundance of lessons for meeting the leadership challenges and exploiting the as-yet-undiscovered entrepreneurial opportunities of the twenty-first century.”
–– Wess Roberts, author of Leadership secrets of Attila the Hun

“Had a twist of history led Sir Ernest Shackleton to have been in business today, he surely would have found himself in the ranks of Jack Welch, Bill Gates, Lou Gerstner, and Michael Dell. Gladly for all of us, his enduring leadership lessons can be readily applied to help all of us realize our grandest aspirations.”
–– James M. Citrin, coauthor, Lessons from the top, and managing director, Global Internet Practice, Spencer Stuart

“A first-rate business primer… They vividly describe Shackleton’s expeditions and his powerful leadership style, relating them to today’s business world in a streamlined presentation.”
–– Publisher’s Weekly

“A refreshing and timely business manual on supreme leadership disguised as an adventure story… Highly recommended.”
–– Library Journal

“Even though its target market is leaders and managers, Shackleton’s Way has much broader appeal and application.”
–– The Boston Globe

Praise for the Shackleton’s Way Leadership Program.


“Your talk and the discussion groups were the highlight of our semester.”
–– David Ouimette, Executive Director, First Year Programs, University of Connecticut, Storrs

“Your people hit a home run getting her.”
–– Workshop participant, Treasury Executive Institute

“People chose to miss their trains to listen to Margot!”
–– Kitty Linder, President, Verizon Live-Source