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    DescriptionLessons on authentic leadership from the 58th annual Antarctic expeditionIn "Leading on the Edge," successful business speaker and consultant Rachael Robertson shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year-long expedition to the wilds of Antarctica. Leading eighteen strangers around the clock for a full year--through months of darkness and with no escape from the frigid cold, howling winds, and each other--Robertson learned powerful lessons about what real, authentic leadership is. Here, she offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to survive and lead in the harshest environment on Earth. What emerges from her graphic account is a series of powerful and practical lessons for business leaders and managers everywhere.Features practical leadership lessons that are particularly helpful for any leader who must get the best out of the team they've gotFeatures solutions to many challenges common to all workplacesIncludes real excerpts from Robertson's personal journals through twelve months of leading in the most challenging environment in the worldWritten by a popular speaker and business leader who has appeared at more than 350 national and international conferences and events for a wide range of industries"Leading on the Edge" explains what it's like to take charge when you've no place to hide and how truly harsh environments can serve as a leadership laboratory that results in truly effective, authentic leadership.


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    Title
    Leading on the Edge
    Subtitle
    Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World's Most Extreme Workplace
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rachel Robertson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780730305491
    ISBN 10: 073030549X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27850
    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: HD
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    Libri: I-BE
    BIC subject category V2: KJMB
    Abridged Dewey: 658
    B&T Approval Code: A48404230
    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000, BUS071000
    DC22: 998.0092
    DC23: 658.4092
    Thema V1.0: KJMB
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wrightbooks
    Publication date
    27 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Milton, QLD
    Author Information
    Rachael Robertson is one of the most in-demand inspirational business speakers and leadership consultants in the world. After more than 20 years' experience leading teams in complex and challenging environments, Rachael is now transforming leadership around the globe. www.rachaelrobertson.com
    Back cover copy
    What can an Antarctic expedition teach you about leadership? More than you might think!If you think your job is tough, try leading a one-year expedition where you're on duty all day, every day. Where it's cold, windy, dark and desolate. And you're stuck inside with 17 strangers.Rachael Robertson was one of the youngest people to ever lead an Antarctic expedition and one of the first women. In this incredible pressure-cooker environment, Rachael was forced to develop strategies to deal with the isolation, scrutiny and demands of extreme leadership. With no way in, and no way out, she had to make it work. An inspiring leadership story packed with ideas, insights and strategies, " Leading on the Edge" will teach you how to: deal effectively with ambiguity and the grey areas leaders facegenerate trust and loyalty in those around youunderstand why respect is more critical than harmonycheck in on people, track progress and manage riskinspire through the lean times and lead through the tough timessurvive the scrutiny of leadership and look after yourself.Whether you lead or aspire to lead, this book is your guide to becoming an authentic, resilient, innovative leader who gets the best out of your team.
    Flap copy
    If you have big ambitions, then being big on the little things as a leader is critical. The little things help the important 4 letter words--care, give, team and best--come to life. Rachael is one of the best when it comes to teaching and inspiring leaders on why little things matter. --John Gillam, Managing Director, Bunnings