Leadership at The Edge: The Shackleton Saga
October 20, 2009
| 12:10-1:20 PM | Barrister Club
The Program on Law and Leadership is pleased to invite you to attend our signature Speaker Series public lecture for 2009-10. On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Barrister Club Dennis Perkins
will present “Leadership at The Edge: The Shackleton Saga.”
In December 1914, legendary Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed aboard a wooden vessel to become the first to cross the Antarctic continent. Forty-five days after their departure, disaster struck. Their boat was beset by solid pack ice, and the expedition was trapped. For nearly two years
, Shackleton and his crew were stranded in the icy sea. Facing unimaginable challenges with astonishing good cheer, Shackleton and his crew returned, without loss of life, after 634 days in the Frozen South. How did Shackleton inspire his crew to such extraordinary levels of courage, unity, and commitment? Dennis Perkins’ “Leadership at The Edge” presentation answers that question, and explains how Shackleton's leadership approach can be applied to any leadership crisis or challenge you might face throughout your career. Perkins’ approach is applicable to the demands of leadership in a variety of contexts: corporate, public sector, nonprofit, community, etc.
Dennis Perkins, a former professor at Yale University School of Management, is Chief Executive Officer of The Syncretics Group, and he’s one of the most sought after leadership development consultants in the world. He has advised senior leaders in many of the world’s largest corporations and nonprofit associations. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, received a MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. at The University of Michigan.
Perkins will be joined by his friend and colleague Jack Creighton ’57
, a former Chief Executive Officer of both the Weyerhaeuser Co. and United Airlines.
Lunches will be provided. While it is not required that you do so, we would appreciate it if you would contact Anita Bratcher via e-mail (email@example.com) on or before, Oct. 15, 2009 to let us know that you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly.
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