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LEADING AT THE EDGE:
Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure
by Dennis N. T. Perkins with Margaret P. Holtman and Jillian B. Murphy
In December of 1914, the expedition of 27 polar explorers led by Sir Ernest Shackleton left for Antarctica with the goal of completing the first overland crossing of that frozen continent. They ended up being stranded for nearly two years, enduring extreme temperatures, hazardous conditions, and complete isolation. And yet the group remained cohesive, congenial, and—amazingly—alive. Leading at The Edge describes how today’s leaders can learn from this gripping account of survival and the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity. ...