Shackleton's Five Practices Of Exemplary Leadership

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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an explorer, he led three expeditions to the Antarctic. He was born in Ireland and moved to London when he was ten years old. Shackleton's first began exploring the polar regions as a third officers under Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery Expedition, During his second expedition he and three others set a record Farthest South latitude at 88°S, only 180 km from the South Pole. Also, he over saw members of his team climb Mount Erebus, an active Antarctic volcano. Due to these achievements, Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII on his return home.

After Shackleton's South Pole expedition he grew an obsession to reach the Antarctic. He made an attempt in 1907. However, he fell short and hard to return due to
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Kouzes, Barry Z. 2003) And Shackleton nailed all The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. He modeled the way by never giving in to his negative emotions and always saw the positive side. Shackleton Inspired a Shared Vision by starting with a team fully committed to the adventure and making it a group project not just his own. The entire process was a challenge, how could Shackleton not have been challenging the process. Shackleton's greatest leadership trait was is his power to Enable Others to Act. “It would be, I considered, so much better for the men to feel that they were progressing—even if the progress was slow—towards land and safety, than simply to sit down and wait for the tardy north-westerly drift to take us from the cruel waste of ice.”(Ernest Shackleton, 1919) Lastly a leader who cares for and serves those who they lead such as Shackleton did can not help but encourage their hearts and generating everlasting
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