Sir Ernest Shackleton showed huge tenacity from the conception of his expedition when creating his team and the management of stakeholders to finance it.
Ultimately, through his exceptional leadership when leading by example, he overcame the challenges of the external environment and, during a very demanding two-year survival trek (1914-1916) in Antarctica, he ensured that all of his 27 man team made it through this gruelling ordeal and returned home alive!
This journey has become legendary and has launched books and films that bring a sense of the scale of his achievement.
Today although the challenges may be very different there are so many skills from Ernest Shackleton’s journey that organisations and individuals need more than ever. These include:
- Leading with integrity
- Creating and unleashing the power of high performing teams
- Designing effective processes
- A willingness to innovate
- Creating a strategy and adapting it to the uncertainty of external challenges
- Managing risk to achieve objectives
- Work based experiential learning and its application for continuous improvement.
I look forward to working with individuals and organisations to help them achieve their objectives as I share the heritage that Sir Ernest has left.