Why Sir Ernest Shackleton isn’t the role model you thought he was

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic in 1914 is justifiably a famous adventure story and it made him an iconic figure of the 20th century as well as a role model for leadership in business and society. A century after his death in 1922, he remains a titan. And yet, the Endurance expedition was a disaster. Over the past century, numerous books and articles have been written and business and university courses created which have espoused Shackleton as an exemplar of successful leadership techniques but the mythology belies some less heroic truths. There were two key errors of judgment by Shackleton which have been airbrushed from history. Photos, video,  >click to read< 09:45

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