"After having read a dozen or two leadership books over the past decade, this book stands out...The author does an exceptional job…” --Suite101
“…interpretation of Shackleton’s strategies is relatable to today’s leaders showing that leadership skills transcend time.” --Yahoo Voices
"The lessons are powerful, the real world examples revealing and the book worthy of much discussion and thought." --Hike Bike and Travel
“… tells the story of survival, and along the way points out how Shackleton's leadership made a difference.This is what makes this book such a compelling read.” --Mindconnection
“…succeeds in crafting a true leadership guide for the 21st century.” --Risk Mangement magazine
“The lessons are not just about leadership, but about life, persistence and the extraordinary resilience.” --A Slice of Leadership
“…book will change the way you think about and approach leadership in a crisis situation…” --Blog Business World
"… there are many leadership lessons to be learned from Shackleton’s amazing adventure.”--ABA Banking Journal
Stranded in the frozen Antarctic sea for nearly two years, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 polar explorers endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, and complete isolation. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive—a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat of leadership.
Drawing on this amazing story, Leading at The Edge demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. The book reveals 10 timeless leadership lessons that show readers how to:
• Instill optimism while staying grounded in reality
• Have the courage to step up to risks worth taking
• Consistently reinforce the team message
• Set a personal example
• Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about
• Never give up
Part adventure tale, part leadership guide, the second edition features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott.
Today’s leaders have much to learn from this gripping account of survival against all odds. Leading at The Edge will help them bring order to chaos—and achieve success in the face of adversity.