In 1914, 28 men embarked on a dangerous expedition to the South Pole. Led by experienced Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, the men faced more peril that they could have ever imagined. In the middle of Antarctica their ship sunk. No one on the planet knew their situation. Shackleton was determined to get all the men home alive. Defying all odds, he succeeded. His unconventional leadership approach saved the men and even 100 years later there is much we can learn from Shackleton. This episode shares Shackleton’s story and the leadership principles relevant to leading any team.
What You’ll Learn
- Hear the story of Shackleton’s incredible journey to the South Pole
- Learn Shackleton’s leadership principles and why they are relevant today
- Book: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
- Book: Leading at the Edge by Dennis Perkins
- Book: Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from a Great Explorer by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell
- Blog Post: Five Elements of Shackleton’s Leadership