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    While completing these readings on the life and leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton, it was necessary to compare and contrast his leadership style and abilities to my own. Shackleton was very skilled at being personable and a kindred soul with all of his men. His unwavering love and support for them was clear by his actions during their ordeal. This eventually won him such praise and respect that, several years later when planning his next expedition, many of the men signed on with him again even though they had still not been paid from the Endurance voyage. This level of loyalty cannot be bought or forced, only earned. I believe that my primary job as a supervisor and leader is to take care of my people. Saying this and living it in…

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    Ernest Shackleton led his crew on the Endurance to attempt to be the first group of individuals to cross the Antarctic continent overland. One day away from land the crew became iced in and eventually the ship sank. Leaving the crew with limited supplies. Ernest being the leader made sure every man went home alive. His leadership skills were spectacular during the journey. Ernest Shackleton was left with moral decision making in the days and months that passed between the sinking of the…

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    leadership? Do these words describe Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer? In the Survivor series, the winners have been forthright, honest, self-confident, collaborative, self-centered, team centered, manipulative, independent, creative and charismatic. Some might say they were just plain lucky. Sir Ernest Shackleton could be described by many of these characteristics and more. The question remaining is how did his leadership style allow him outwit, outplay and outlast for nearly two…

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    Although Sir Ernest Shackleton did not conquer his life dream, some still believe he is a great explorer. Ernest Shackleton was an Irish-British explorer who had attempted multiple times to accomplish his dreams, but failed. Later, after a tragic accident, he decided to become a journalist. Before he died, he set sail for one last attempt at being the first person to ever cross the whole Antarctic. When Ernest Shackleton was younger, he had gone and “joined the merchant navy at the age of 16”…

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    of the crew, as their ship,Endurance, gets wedged in between floes of ice that render her useless. This ends all chances of the 28 man crew, with Sir Ernest Shackleton as their leader, to complete their Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. In the beginning of their story Shackleton sets out to cross Antarctica, soon after a failed expedition to be the first to reach the South Pole, however, they’re beaten by a few months. It takes quite a while to get funding for the expedition, but once…

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    few returned. Sir Earnest Shackleton was determined to be the first to accomplish this seemingly impossible task. Shackleton planned for many months to make his dream come true. He gathered supplies, had a ship especially made for the harsh elements of the arctic, and put an ad in the paper for men who were willing to endure the brutality of the barren arctic land. There were over five hundred men who applied for this journey, but Shackleton only chose twenty six. There were experienced…

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    Introduction The author Dennis Perkins uses British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to show transformational leadership by displaying how he saved his crew from the Antarctic after a shipwreck in 1914 they were on. He uses Shackleton’s voyage to demonstration how being in charge of a stressful situation a person can still apply leadership skills through difficult times, even at sea in Antarctica. Shackleton brave behavior led his entire crew to safety no matter the risk through frozen ice, and…

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    be evaluated? Given your answer to the preceding question, was it a success or a failure? The Endurance expedition fits in all three contexts of imperial, scientific and entrepreneurial. Ernest Shackleton used his journalist contacts in order to promote the expedition. Shackleton was not able to claim Britain as the first to reach the South Pole, although he was within 100 miles. Unfortunately, the Norwegian explorer Ronald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole shortly after Shackleton…

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    Sir Ernest Shackleton wanted to explore Antarctica by boat. In 1901, Sir Ernest Shackleton went on the Antarctic expedition. “In 1908, he returned to the Antarctic as the leader of his own expedition, on the ship 'Nimrod'.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk) "In 1914, Shackleton made his third trip to the Antarctic with the ship 'Endurance', planning to cross Antarctica via the South Pole." Ernest Shackleton has faces many challenges, such as leading the expedition to Antarctica on the ship ‘Endurance’,…

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    a trying feat. As captain of the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton “put his own life on the line, against incredible odds.” and showed true leadership qualities that were put to the test throughout the expedition. He was adaptable, courageous and optimistic. These qualities Shackleton showed during the entire Endurance expedition. He was able to adapt to the conditions on the pack ice and on Elephant island in addition to South Georgia all the while ensuring the safety of his men. Courageously…

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