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Sunday, 20 January 2013

A Lesson in Leadership: Shackleton

I am just reading "South" the account of the journey made by Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance to Antarctica in 1914. It's just astonishing what people can endure in extreme conditions and survive. The survival of all crew members has been directly attributed to Shackleton Leadership skills about which much has been written.
In a time of so called "crisis" caused by so much mis-management its great to step out of the negativity and look at a time when someone Lead from the front and put themselves on the line for others around them. The story is incredible and should be part of the UK National Curriculum.

The picture of the biscuit is from Shackleton's earlier attempt on the South Pole in 1907 which sold for £1,250 at auction


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