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Project Management, Denial, and the Death Zone by Grant Avery

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Strong Humble Servants

“The fundamental ‘Leadership for what?’ question is the most important yet most difficult question for a leader to answer.”

Brad Jackson, Ph.D., Professor, Head of School of Government,Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

The four men looked over the lip of the crevasse at the two dogs standing on a narrow ledge 20 meters (65 feet) below. Captain Robert Scott and his sledge-mate Cecil Meares were lucky they weren’t down there with them—or worse, dead in the infinite blackness beyond.

They had been traveling at a high speed with their team of 13 dogs when the snow surface they were crossing suddenly collapsed from beneath the leading dogs. Without realizing it, they had been traveling along the edge of a crevasse ...

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