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Publisher's Summary

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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Leadership at its best

I read this book for a class and I’m so glad I did. Shackleton is a great example of leadership. He knew that human life trumped any goal he wanted to achieve. He cared about all his men and brought the best out of them. This book does indeed give great lessons on leadership.

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Crisis requires Leadership more than Management

A good listen. Shackleton 's Way focuses on the reasons why Shackleton made decision. information from various diary entries where used and cross referenced. The personality of each crew member influenced assignments to lifeboats. The authors use more recent business case studies at the end of each chapter. Then the authors show how Shackleton's approach was used. These case studies seemed like a stretch of imagination at times. Four stars.

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unique perspective on an inspiring person

great book on Shackleton. a must read! narration was excellent as well. worth your time!

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Wonderful analysis of Shackleton's leadership paired with great story

For years I have been a fan of Alfred Lansing's Endurance. Shackleton's Way is the perfect companion volume, providing an engaging retelling of Shackleton's life and the Endurance expedition while drawing out the lessons from his leadership that made him great. Current examples of Shackleton's style of leadership in the lives of contemporary leaders adds value to the lessons. Highly recommended.

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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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  • Aidan
  • 06-11-18

Brilliant.

Fantastic story, an awesome way to learn the importance of leadership and how to lead!

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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.