Written by two veteran business observers, Shackleton's Way details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition. Preface by Alexandra 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 on an Antarctic ice floe for almost two years. Written by two veteran business observers, Shackleton's Way details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition.
Whether it's hiring good workers, supporting and inspiring employees to do their best, managing a crisis with limited personnel and resources, creating order out of chaos, or leading by personal example with optimism, egalitarianism, humour, strength, ingenuity, intelligence and compassion, Ernest Shackleton set an example we can all follow.
Illustrated with photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, Shackleton's Way is filled with fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who succeeded by putting people first and triumphing brilliantly when all the odds were against him.
A leadership book that reads like an adventure story.
Reading this book is a must... entirely relevant to every businessman today. I thought I knew everything there was to know about Shackleton's expeditions, yet I still found my attention drawn to aspects of his leadership that I had previously undervalued. - Management Today
An inspirational leadership manual. - Sunday Times
Gripping and impressive. - People Management
Shackleton's Way reveals the true leadership lessons of the 20th Century's greatest unsung hero. And unlike most business books, this one is full of excitement, emotion and true literary elegance. You must read this book.
Timely and invaluable. Shackleton's story captures the true essence of leadership.
Shackleton's Way is filled with gritty examples on the nature of high risk leadership. This book would have been required reading for all my flight directors and mission controllers.
More than an adventure story. It identifies Shakleton's techniques and translates them into practical lessons for business people. - Independent