Next Peak Podcast


September 14, 2021 Season 3 Episode 72
Next Peak Podcast
Show Notes

What leadership and life lessons can you learn from one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded? In today's episode, Dr. Parker Houston and Clint Herndonbreak down the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who attempted to be the first expedition to cross the continent of Antarctica in 1914. If you want to know what to do when you face challenges and ongoing crises over a long period of time, and very dark circumstances, take some leadership principles from Shackleton:

  • Fight To Stay Optimistic
  • Keep Hope Alive
  • Be Decisive In Decisions
  • Adopt Radical Acceptance 
  • Celebrate No Matter What 

“Often the leader sees the vision more clearly and long before the team does” -John Maxwell

How to maintain optimism:

  1. Feed your mind positive things
  2. Look for what the gifts are

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

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