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Shackleton's Way

Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell, Alexandra Shackleton (Preface by)


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Lead your business to survival and success by following the example of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none" for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him in the Antarctic for almost two years. Because of his courageous actions, he remains to this day a model for great leadership and masterful crisis management. Now, through anecdotes, the diaries of the men in his crew, and Shackleton's own writing, Shackleton's leadership style and time-honored principles are translated for the modern business world. Written by two veteran business observers and illustrated with ship photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, this practical book helps today's leaders follow Shackleton's triumphant example.

"An important addition to any leader's library." -Seattle Times

Praise For Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

"An important addition to any leader's library." -Seattle Times

"A first-rate business partner." -Publishers Weekly

"Even though its target market is leaders and managers, Shackleton's Way has much broader appeal and application." -The Boston Globe

Penguin Books, 9780142002360, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2002

About the Author

Margot Morrell, a twenty-year veteran of corporate America, has worked in financial services and consulting. Her research into Shackleton's leadership has taken her to such far-flung destinations as Antarctica, Australia, and Argentina.

Stephanie Capparrell, a journalist for more than twenty years, is an editor for the Wall Street Journal's Marketplace page.