Leading at the Edge-Second Edition by Dennis N. T. Perkins audiobook

Leading at the Edge-Second Edition: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

By Dennis N. T. Perkins, PhD with Margaret P. Holtman and Jillian B. Murphy
Read by Walter Dixon

Gildan Media, Recorded Books Inc. 9781469085111

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200560172

  • ISBN: 9781664527003

  • ISBN: 9798200560189

Runtime: 7.14 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In December of 1914, the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, sailed from the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. Its goal: the first overland crossing of Antarctica. Soon trapped in a prison of solid pack ice, the crew became engaged in a legendary fight against brutal cold, impenetrable ice, dwin­dl­ing food, and complete isolation. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the team remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive - a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat of leadership. Part adventure tale, part leadership guide, Leading at The Edge demonstrates the power of strong leadership in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change. This engaging and practical audiobook reveals Ten Strategies for Success™, illustrating how leaders can: • 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—there’s always another move! The second edition features new case studies highlighting the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares Shackleton’s leadership style with that of famed polar explorers Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott, and offers insights into how their contrasting approaches led to strikingly different outcomes. Today’s leaders have much to learn from this gripping account of survival against all odds. Leading at The Edge will help them navigate the rough waters of any turbulent environment and achieve success in the face of adversity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Perkins has distilled ten principles from [Shackleton’s] survival experiences he offers them as a guide for business leadership at the edge.” New York Times
“[Leading at the Edge] should be read by anyone who aspires to the mantle of leadership.” National Post
“There are many leadership lessons to be learned from Shackleton’s amazing adventure.” ABA Banking Journal

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Dennis N. T. Perkins PhD

Author Bio: Dennis N. T. Perkins PhD

Dennis N.T. Perkins, PhD, is president of the Syncretics Group, a consultancy that specializes in leadership. He has written extensively on leadership and organizational effectiveness. He is books include Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition and Racing through the Store: Building Exceptional Teams in Extraordinary Times.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Margaret P. Holtman

Author Bio: Margaret P. Holtman

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Jillian B. Murphy

Author Bio: Jillian B. Murphy

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 7.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English