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From 1914 to 1916, Ernest Shackleton and his men survived the wreck of their ship Endurance, crushed in the Antarctic ice, stranded 1,200 miles from civilization with no means of communication and no hope for rescue. When the ice began to break up, Shackleton set out to save them all on his heroic 800-mile-trip across the frigid South Atlantic, in little more than a rowboat. Unlike similar polar expeditions, every man survived, not only in good health, but also in good spirits, all due to Shackleton's leadership. Now, Shackleton scholar Margot Morrell and Wall Street Journal writer Stephanie Capparell team up to present Shackleton's timeless leadership skills, skills that can be learned by anyone, to a new generation.
©2001 Margot Morrell and Substantial Films, Inc.; (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

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"A first-rate business primer." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Michael
  • West Jordan, UT, USA
  • 08-15-07

Great book on leadership

I have read A LOT of books about leadership and this is one of the best. Great lessons can be learned through the telling of an incredible story of courage and strength.

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  • Mike
  • Canton, MI USA
  • 07-13-17

Great leadership tips!

wonderful story. exciting to read and a great example to follow. i highly recommend it.

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Great leadership traits

An amazing example of successful leadership in an extreme Antarctica survival situation. Shackleton uses his leadership ability to put people into the right jobs to help his crew survive in harsh situations

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a bit dated and might on details

the business examples used in this book predicted. I would have also enjoyed more details about Shackleton exploit in Antarctica.

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Inspirational

This is inspiring. We should have more people trying to build leaders within an organization rather than dictate them. Treat others with the morals and respect that everyone deserves.

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  • A.Y.
  • Utah, USA
  • 04-21-15

Phenomenal leadership lessons

So many great leadership lessons to apply in any aspect of your leadership
Great motivator to be a better leader

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  • Bronn
  • 10-11-17

well-performed telling of an epic adventure

this is the third time that I have listened to this audiobook and it remains as inspiring as the first time. I think that this is a great testament to human leadership and determination and the audiobook was well performed by the narrator.