Friday, April 27, 2012

"By Endurance We Conquer" - Sir Ernest Shackleton (Part 4)

"Shackleton’s name lives on as a synonym for courage, bravery and most of all, leadership. Out of his biggest disaster came his greatest victory which enabled the world to understand his true virtues of endurance, optimism, hope, fortitude, fortune and grace." ~
(Source: Cool Antarctic)
In the fourth installment of "Endurance--Shackleton & the Antarctic," the crew is forced to abandon ship. Shackleton resigns himself to the fact that the original mission to reach the pole is over. His new mission becomes crew survival. 

Thoughts to Ponder
  • Have you been in a desperate situation that required a leader to give up something important to them for the sake of the crew?
  • If you had to make a tough call on the fireline between self and crew, could you do it?
  • Contemplate Shackleton's decision to destroy the negatives so that Hurley was not tempted to rescue them at a later date.
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