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Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
  7. Acknowledgments for the First Edition
  8. Preface
  9. The Shackleton Saga
  10. Part One Ten Strategies for Leading at The Edge
    1. 1 Vision and Quick Victories
      1. Strategy 1: Never lose sight of the ultimate goal, and focus energy on short-term objectives.
    2. 2 Symbolism and Personal Example
      1. Strategy 2: Set a personal example with visible, memorable symbols and behaviors.
    3. 3 Optimism and Reality
      1. Strategy 3: Instill optimism and self-confidence, but stay grounded in reality.
    4. 4 Stamina
      1. Strategy 4:Take care of yourself: Maintain your stamina and let go of guilt.
    5. 5 The Team Message
      1. Strategy 5: Reinforce the team message constantly: “We are one—we live or die together.”
    6. 6 Core TeamValues
      1. Strategy 6: Minimize status differences and insist on courtesy and mutual respect.
    7. 7 Conflict
      1. Strategy 7: Master conflict—deal with anger in small doses, engage dissidents, and avoid needless power struggles.
    8. 8 Lighten Up!
      1. Strategy 8: Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about.
    9. 9 Risk
      1. Strategy 9: Be willing to take the Big Risk.
    10. 10 Tenacious Creativity
      1. Strategy 10: Never give up—there’s always another move.
  11. Part Two Continuing Your Expedition
    1. 11 Learning to Lead at The Edge
    2. 12 Epilogue:What Makes an Exceptional Leader?
  12. Part Three Tools for Leading at The Edge
    1. Expedition Toolkit
    2. Critical Leadership Skills Survey
    3. Your Leadership Expedition: A Personal Development Plan
    4. Your Leadership Expedition Map
    5. Identifying Hidden Conflicts: Conducting a Moose Round-Up
    6. Resolving Conflicts: Lessons from the Martial Arts
  13. Further Readings from The Edge
  14. Notes
  15. Index
  16. Acknowledgments for Previously Published Materials
  17. Opening pages of Into the Storm