"for a joint scientific and geographical piece of organisation give me Scott, for a winter journey give me Wilson, for a dash to the Pole and nothing else Amundsen, and if I am in a devil of a hole and want to get out of it safely give me Shackleton every time". Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Scouring the internet this afternoon we came across this wonderful powerpoint presentation at the Univeristy of Washington from Martin Martens called "Understanding Leadership", it looks at how and why Shackleton was such an inspirational figure, and such a brilliant leader.
Whilst the presentation focuses more on Shackleton's famous 1914 Endurance Expedition, the character traits that made Shackleton such a successful leader of men were there in the 1907-09 Nimrod Expedition as well.
Martens shows that true transformational leadership comes from providing a clear vision and having the ability to instill a commitment to achieve it.
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