11StickyThe Need to Connect

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.

—Japanese proverb

In 1914 Ernest Shackleton faced one of the greatest leadership challenges in the history of humanity. Shakleton was an explorer whose quest to become the first person to traverse Antarctica ended in a life-and-death struggle for 27 of his men. While sailing their ship Endurance toward the continent of Antarctica, they became locked in pack ice. For months their ship was trapped in a frozen wasteland, unable to move. Gradually, the pressure of the ice began squeezing the ship until it finally cracked and split apart, sinking to the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Shackleton and his crew of 27 abandoned the ship, which left them stranded on a ...

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