Leading at The Edge
Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
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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