“Plan A" i... ... middle of paper ... ...my rowing coach has taught me a lot about this idea of "perseverance and grit". Not letting your crew down, driving onto the finish, and being able to truly believe that the rest of your crew is just a tired and in just as much pain as you are during a race. Over Washington’s 1936 Crews epic journey of perseverance and determination they experienced more adversity, pain, and discouragement than most face in a lifetime. They entered the University of Washington as boys and emerged as men. This was the inspirational tale of perseverance and one of the Greatest Olympic Stories lost in time.
In 1914, a great leader began a great expedition, unbeknownst to him that instead of being known as great explorers, they would be known as some of the greatest survivors. This man was Sir Ernest Shackelton and he was determined to be the first to cross the Antarctic. Little did he know, his biggest challenge would end up being his ability to lead his team to survival. He also had no idea that their tale of strength, determination, and courage to survive would influence people well into the 21st century, and the book detailing their stories would be used as a model of leadership. As our group read this book, it was evident that Shackleton was a truly motivated and successful leader as we have come to understand one to be.
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.
He wasn't scared of anything. He took on any challenge he has, and will, encounter. Because of his defeats and accomplishments, he was respected and spoken highly of throughout the land. Because Odysseus had so many traits and was so smart, you could think of him as a man of many faces.
Shackleton, known as ?The Boss? to his men, was at all times responsible for fostering and developing these dynamics, and thus provides an example of the remarkable achievements that are possible in even the direst of situations. The expedition failed in its attempt to be the first to transverse the Antarctic, yet the ultimate success is judged by the safe return of all the crewmembers. The events of the Endurance expedition wer... ... middle of paper ... ... all his leadership strategies for the purpose of getting every man home alive. The loyalty and trust that Shackleton inspired in his men is undeniable.
Kesey and Burgess are both showing us that sometimes the greatest death a man can experience is from with in, but that from this death comes a new found manhood can be found. This in many ways can be the greatest death anyone can experience because once you have experience such a profound event nothing you have experienced before means anything, everything is new and wonderful and your free to do with your life as you please.
When a person gets stranded, they have a hope of getting rescued. In Alive, the men had false hope. However, Roberto and Nando knew they had to do something in order to get rescued. Their will to live took over their minds when they went across the freezing Andes mountains for ten days, with minimal supplies in order to find help. The men in this situation show their will to live by having strong minds and thinking they will get rescued.
One hero vs. another, one man and his resume of victorie... ... middle of paper ... ...willingly sacrifice the chance to live a long life for the opportunity to attain Kleos and their desperate desire to avoid Shame. Burial rights are taken especially seriously in Ancient Greek times, and Hektors family would feel particular shame if he was not to be taken back to his homeland and cremated properly. They went to great length and expense to retrieve his body after Achilleus allowed it. Shame and Kleos ran their lives, and the lives of those around them. These heroes pledged to a life long ambition to bring honor to themselves and avoid any smearing of their good name.
Sir Ernest Shackleton was an extraordinary leader, because he led his crew with equality, compassion and kept calm even in the direst situations. He never expected anything from his men that he wouldn’t do himself, and did his fair share of work. Shackleton never showed any signs of stress, nor did he exhibit any of his anxieties. More importantly, he showed a deep trust and caring for his crew. All three of the traits combine to create the ultimate leader, which Sir Ernest Shackleton truly was.
After the battle is said and done Beowulf is dying from a bite wound to the throat and his last final wish is for the building of a lighthouse, “Then the Gears built the tower, as Beowulf Had asked, strong and tall, so sailors could find it from far and wide;” (Page 63 Lines 843-845) . Even after death Beowulf wanted to be a role model and guide his people, in the form of a lighthouse. Beowulf is an amazing character, strong and huge, with the intellect of a wise old man. He proves his worth throughout the fantastic epic, with motives most of us have never dreamed of, all the way from vengeance, to guidance for his people. Clearly, you can see what motivations Beowulf has as a character to accomplish all that he did.