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    Leadership Lessons Wellness Welcome!

    Leadership Exercise

    Review Personnel Cabinets

    Leadership definition / leadershipqualities

    Lessons from Leaders: Shackleton

    The History of Leadership Regent

    University New website!

    Coming in May! LeadershipCommunications / Intro to Mentoring

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    Lessons from Great Leaders:Leadership Lessons from Ernest Shackleton

    Personnel Cabinet

    Leadership InstituteApril 14, 2009

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    Everyone has an Antarcticwhatsyours?

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    Leadership Lessons

    Ernest Shackleton failed only at the

    improbable, he succeeded at the

    unimaginable He has been called the greatest leader

    that ever came on Gods earth, bar none,

    yet he never led a group larger than 27

    Who is he?

    I love the fight and when things (are) easy, I hate it ~ Ernest Shackleton

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    He failed to reach the South Pole in 1902 whenhe was part of a three-man Farthest South teamon the Discoveryexpedition with explorerCaptain Robert F. Scott. But the men turned

    back only after walking their scurvy-ravagedbodies to within 463 miles of the Pole

    1910, as Commander of the expedition aboardthe Nimrod, Shackleton was forced to stop 97

    miles short of the Pole, but only after realizing itwould be certain death by starvation had histeam continued

    But it was in 1914

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uj_QZbVVs8

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    As soon as he knew that the ship was frozen,

    he figured out that the goal was no longer to

    walk across the continent of Antarctica. The

    new goal was to survive. He was able to seethat and keep that clearly in focus.

    Despite many defining Shackleton as a failure in

    expedition pursuits, years later, he was seen as

    one who could achieve the impossible

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    New goal was now clearly in focus

    It was his ability to revise and reset his objectives as thecontext changed. He was able to give up his long-sought-after goal of reaching the pole and focus on

    building a foundation of Camaraderie Loyalty

    Responsibility

    Determination and above all

    Optimism

    New goal that ultimately lead him to achieving somethingfar more greater than reaching the pole!

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    Cultivate a sense of compassion and responsibility forothers. You have a bigger impact on the lives of thoseunder you than you can imagine.

    Find a way to turn setbacks and failures to youradvantage. This would be a good time to step forward onyour own.

    Learn from past mistakes yours and those made by

    others. Sometimes the best teachers are the bad bossesand the negative experiences.

    Never insist on reaching a goal at any cost. It must beachieved at a reasonable expense, without unduehardship for your staff.

    Shackletons Way of Developing Leadership

    Skills

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    Create a work environment comfortable enough to enticeprofessionals to spend the greater part of their wakinghours there. Allow for some personal preferences.

    Match the person to the position. Be observant of thetypes of people who are working for your and what jobsmight best suit their personalities as well as theirexperience.

    Give consistent feedback on performance. Most workersfeel they dont get nearly enough words of praise andencouragement.

    Be tolerant. Know each employees strengths andweaknesses, and set reasonable expectations.

    Shackletons Way of Developing

    Individual Talent

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    When crisis strikes, immediately address your staff. Takecharge of the situation, offer a plan of action, ask for support,and show absolute confidence in a positive outcome.

    Plan several options in detail. Get a grasp of the possibleconsequences of each, always keeping your eye on the bigpicture.

    Defuse tension. In high-stress situations use humor to putpeople at ease, and keep your staff busy.

    Let go of the past. Dont waste time or energy regretting pastmistakes or fretting over what you cant change.

    Be patient. Sometimes the best course of action is to donothing but watch and wait.

    Shackletons Way of Getting the Group

    Through a Crisis

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    What are your team goals?

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    Visit Leadership Institute Site:

    https://extranet.personnel.ky.gov/leadershipinstitute.htm

    ReferenceAdditional Shackleton Resources including handouts

    Regent University: Leadership Studies

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    Next Month: Leadership

    Communications & Introduction toMentoring

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    Resources

    Alexander, Caroline. The Endurance: Shackletons Legendary AntarcticExpedition. New

    York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

    Heacox, Kim. Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic

    Society, 1999.

    Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. EverestDisaster. New York:

    Villard, 1997.

    Lansing, Alfred. Endurance: Shackletons Incredible Voyage. New York: Carroll & Graf,

    1959.

    McCoy, Bowen C. The Parable of the Sadhu. Harvard Business Review, September-October

    1983, pp. 103-108.

    Morrell, Margot & Capparell, Stephanie. Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer.Penguin Books, 2001.

    Pfeffer, Jeffrey. Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations. Boston:

    Harvard Business School Press, 1992.

    Price, Eluned. American Executives Are Adopting the Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton as a

    Model of Good Management. The DailyTelegraph (London), September 12, 1998,

    p.11.

    Shackletons Antarctic Adventure (April, 2009) http://main.wgbh.org/imax/shackleton/about.html

    Useem, Michael. Class lectures, Foundations of Leadership. Wharton Executive