The book Shackleton’s Way by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell is about a man named Sir Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton led a 2-year Antarctic expedition where him and his crew get stuck on a piece of ice and in small boats with very little. Shackleton turned into a great leader keeping the group alive and hopeful. He showed great leadership qualities that are desired by many executives in todays world. The fact that this man that seemingly never did anything in life until this expedition is the template for desired leadership is outstanding.
Shackleton Essay By:Bailey O’Brien When you say Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition the things people think of most are the crew and the survival stories. When people think of these stories they think of how they survived, but when you think of how they survived you think of the people who were responsible and the people responsible for the survival of the 28 men aboard the shipwreck at the bottom of the earth. You tend to think of Shackleton’s leadership, Macklin and Mcilroy’s willingness to keep themselves in order so they can keep the other men alive, And Worsley’s navigating abilities and how he was able to lead them to the island without missing the mark. But the doctors and Worsley wouldn’t have Even made it of the Arctic alive if
All these factors came together to challenge the men, and in the end, gave them all a great sense of accomplishment. The achievements of the Corps of Discovery are so impressive that people still study the journey. The Lewis and Clark expedition would not have been as successful, if at all, had it not been for the cooperation of key Native Americans and the determination, discipline and leadership of the crew. It took all the people involved, from America’s founding fathers on, to make the dream a reality.
For an exemplary leader, what is one of the highest compliments that you could ever receive? Sir Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer who–after failing to reach the Southern Pole first–wanted to be the first to ever accomplish a trans–Antarctic expedition. On October 27th, 1915 Shackleton’s boat–the Endurance–was crushed by the pressure of the melting Antarctic ice; leaving Shackleton and his crew stranded in the Antarctic. On August 30th, 1916 after a treacherous one and a half years of living in the Antarctic and surrounding islands, Shackleton and his crew were rescued following an unimaginable story of survival. The qualities of leadership Shackleton exhibited that resulted in the survival of him and his crew were, having certain obsessions, not being selfish, and always thinking about future consequences from his actions.
Shanice Mejia Smith English 59 April 15, 2014 Endurance Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage tells the non-fictional journey of thirty men lead by Ernest Shackleton, who was persistent on completing a voyage across Antarctica in the year 1914. The man was obsessed with the idea of fame and wealth by completing this mission that was thought by most to be sheer foolishness. However, Shackleton hand picked his men as the best for his voyage. Using a few of the “Habits of Mind” by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, I can compare and contrast Ernest Shackleton's journey to my own journey in life. “He promised to write a book later about the trip.
Difficult to earn, harder to retain, but forever remembered. What is a hero and what has he or she done to deserve that title? A recent example is Todd Beamer. In an article from Christianity Today (2001), “Todd Beamer will always be remembered as a national hero, he was a hero long before he and others on United Flight 93 tried to overpower hijackers on Sept. 11, 2011. In his final moments, Beamer 32, called a GTE Airfone operator and gave details about the hijacking, then recited the Lord’s Prayer with the operator.
After years of military excellence, he continued his career on a political level, retiring after 35 years of servant leadership. In his retirement, General Powell wrote his autobiography My American Journey. This narrative outlines his life achievements and failures. In this paper, General Colin Powell will be defined in the context of achieving excellence, starting with how he was taught and what experiences he learned from, to how he trained and built unity within the people he was leading, and finally the values he used in any occupation in the organization, the United States of America. General Powell received some of the best military preparation the country, and world, offers, including technical, strategic, and leadership training.
Coombs was knocked unconscious and woke up 6 hours later dangling from his rope. He had sustained a fractured ankle, a broken collar bone and two broken vertebrae in his neck. His 2 friends did not survive the avalanche. The next four days he struggled to climb down to their base camp and then traversed another five miles to cross a glacier before being rescued. The last story is of Amy Racina.
He never hesitated to say exactly what was on his mind, which is why his actions could be considered unethical. But, his men loved him, and would follow him to hell and back. First, this paper will discuss BG Olds’ visionary leadership abilities he displayed the Viet Nam war through his use of transformational leadership qualities. This paper will then describe the mostly unethical leadership traits BG Olds displayed throughout his career while dealing with his strongly adaptive leadership. Finally, this paper will describe how his actions are personally relevant to my leadership traits and how they have influenced me in today’s Air Force.
The ice broke the Endurance in half, forcing the dogs and crew off the ship. They would end up spending months trying to find land. The Endurance party looked death in the face several times yet beating the odds, they survived. While some of their success can be contributed to luck and experience, Shakleton’s leadership is credited with being the factor that saved their lives. Below are the leadership traits that Shackleton exhibited throughout their journey.