Leading at The Edge

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

 Leading at The Edge

Author: Dennis N.T. Perkins
Pub Date: March 2012
Print Edition: $15.00
Print ISBN: 9780814431948
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814431610

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments for the Second Edition

Acknowledgments for the First Edition


The Shackleton Saga

Part One: Ten Strategies for Leading at The Edge

Chapter 1: Vision and Quick Victories

Strategy 1: Never lose sight of the ultimate goal, and focus energy on short-term objectives.

Chapter 2: Symbolism and Personal Example

Strategy 2: Set a personal example with visible, memorable symbols and behaviors.

Chapter 3: Optimism and Reality

Strategy 3: Instill optimism and self-confidence, but stay grounded in reality.

Chapter 4: Stamina

Strategy 4:Take care of yourself: Maintain your stamina and let go of guilt.

Chapter 5: TheTeam Message

Strategy 5: Reinforce the team message constantly: “We are one—we live or die together.”

Chapter 6: Core Team Values

Strategy 6:Minimize status differences and insist on courtesy and mutual respect.

Chapter 7: Conflict

Strategy 7:Master conflict—deal with anger in small doses, engage dissidents, and avoid needless power struggles.

Chapter 8: Lighten Up!

Strategy 8: Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about.

Chapter 9 Risk

Strategy 9: Be willing to take the Big Risk.

Chapter 10: Tenacious Creativity

Strategy 10: Never give up—there’s always another move.

Part Two: Continuing Your Expedition

Chapter 11: Learning to Lead at The Edge

Chapter 12: Epilogue: What Makes an Exceptional Leader?

Part Three: Tools for Leading at The Edge


Critical Leadership Skills Survey

Your Leadership Expedition: A Personal Development Plan

Your Leadership Expedition Map

Identifying Hidden Conflicts: Conducting a Moose Round-Up

Resolving Conflicts: Lessons from the Martial Arts

Further Readings from The Edge



Acknowledgments for Previously Published Materials

Opening pages of Into the Storm

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