Leading at The Edge

Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

 Leading at The Edge

Authors: Dennis N.T. Perkins, Margaret P. Holtman, Paul R. Kessler, Catherine McCarthy
Pub Date: May 2000
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814405437
Page Count: 288
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814431610

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Table of Contents

"The Shackleton Saga

Part I: Ten Strategies for Leading at the Edge

1. Vision and Quick Victories: Never Lose Sight of the Ultimate Goal, and Focus Energy on Short-Term Objectives

2. Symbolism and Personal Example: Set a Personal Example with Visible, Memorable Symbols and Behaviors

3. Optimism and Reality: Instill Optimism and Self-Confidence, but Stay Grounded in Reality

4. Stamina: Take Care of Yourself: Maintain Your Stamina and Let Go of Guilt

5. The Team Message: Reinforce the Team Message Constantly: We Are One--We Live or Die Together.

6. Core Team Values: Minimize Status Differences and Insist on Courtesy and Mutual Respect

7. Conflict: Master Conflict--Deal with Anger in Small Doses, Engage Dissidents, and Avoid Needless Power Struggles

8. Lighten Up! Find Something to Celebrate and Something to Laugh About

9. Risk: Be Willing to Take the Big Risk

10. Tenacious Creativity: Never Give Up--There’s Always Another Move

Part II: Case Studies in Leading at the Edge

11. Introduction to the Case Studies

12. Business Communication Systems (AT&T): Back to the Future

13. Rice Health Systems: Healing a Sick Organization

14. Weyerhaeuser Company: Transforming a Culture

15. Malden Mills: Rising from the Ashes

Part III: Continuing Your Expedition

16. Learning to Lead at the Edge

17. Epilogue: A Perspective on Success and Failure

Part IV: Resources for Leading at the Edge


Critical Leadership Skills Survey

Your Leadership Expedition: A Personal Development Plan

Further Readings from the Edge



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