Leading at the edge : leadership lessons from the extraordinary saga of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition / Dennis N.T. Perkins ; with Margaret P. Holtman, Paul R. Kessler, and Catherine McCarthy
E-book | Amacom | 2000

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1 online resource (xix, 268 pages) : illustrations, map
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249) and index.
The Shackleton Saga -- Ten Strategies for Leading at The Edge -- Vision and Quick Victories: Never lose sight of the ultimate goal, and focus energy on short-term objectives -- Symbolism and Personal Example: Set a personal example with visible, memorable symbols and behaviors -- Optimism and Reality: Instill optimism and self-confidence, but stay grounded in reality -- Stamina: Take care of yourself: Maintain your stamina and let go of guilt -- The Team Message: Reinforce the team message constantly: "We are one--we live or die together." -- Core Team Values: Minimize status differences and insist on courtesy and mutual respect -- Conflict: Master conflict--deal with anger in small doses, engage dissidents, and avoid needless power struggles -- Lighten Up! Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about -- Risk: Be willing to take the Big Risk -- Tenacious Creativity: Never give up--there's always another move -- Case Studies in Leading at The Edge -- Introduction to the Case Studies -- Business Communication Systems (ATandT/ Lucent Technologies): Back to the Future -- Rice Health Systems: Healing a Sick Organization -- Weyerhaeuser Company: Transforming a Culture -- Malden Mills: Rising from the Ashes -- Continuing Your Expedition -- Learning to Lead at The Edge -- Epilogue: A Perspective on Success and Failure -- Resources for Leading at The Edge -- Critical Leadership Skills Survey -- Your Leadership Expedition: A Personal Development Plan -- Your Leadership Expedition Map.
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Leadership expert Dennis N.T. Perkins reveals how Shackleton's vision, actions, and philosophy of leadership provide a compass to executives and managers in today's climate of fierce competition, economic uncertainty, and constant change.
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Print version: Perkins, Dennis N.T., 1942- Leading at the edge. New York : Amacom, ©2000 0814405436 (DLC) 99057868 (OCoLC)42849708
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