Two Final Shackleton Quotes

November 16, 2009 — Leave a comment

Here are the last two entries from my study of Ernest Shackleton’s leadership style.  These quotes–and the lists I’ve been posting–all come from the book, Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell.

Leadership, after all, is more than just reaching a goal.  It is about spurring others to achieve big things, and giving them the tools and the confidence to continue achieving.—P. 210

“Shackleton never planted a flag at the South Pole, he never made many of his goals, and he never earned all the money he wanted. Yet he was doing what he wanted to do, and he did it well enough to earn a place in history. His workplace was creative, productive, and enjoyable. He accomplished big things because he encouraged the full participation of every member of his team.” p. 214.


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