Our upcoming book, Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition, 2nd Edition by Dennis N. T. Perkins with Margaret P. Holtman, and Jillian B. Murphy, is now available for review on NetGalley. If you are a book reviewer, journalist, librarian, professor, bookseller, and blogger, or other book professional, we invite you to download an e-galley of the book today. Click HERE to submit your digital galley request for Leading at the Edge.
For the 100th anniversary of the Race to the South Pole, a fresh look at what Shackleton’s legendary Antarctic adventure can teach us about true leadership. Stranded in the frozen Antarctic sea for nearly two years, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 polar explorers endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, and complete isolation. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive—a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat of leadership. Part adventure tale, part leadership guide, the second edition features additional lessons, new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, and expanded resources. An updated epilogue compares the leadership styles of the famous polar explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott. Drawing on this amazing story, Leading at The Edge demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change.
DENNIS N.T. PERKINS, PH.D. is the chief executive officer of The Syncretics Group, a consulting firm dedicated to effective leadership in demanding environments. MARGARET P. HOLTMAN is founder of Margaret Holtman, LLC, which specializes in leadership solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations. PAUL R. KESSLER is a consultant and coach with over 15 years of experience. CATHERINE MCCARTHY, PH.D., is a consultant for Korn/Ferry International.
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