From 1914 to 1916, Ernest Shackleton and his men survived the wreck of their ship Endurance, crushed in the Antarctic ice, stranded 1,200 miles from civilization with no means of communication and no hope for rescue. When the ice began to break up, Shackleton set out to save them all on his heroic 800-mile-trip across the frigid South Atlantic, in little more than a rowboat. Unlike similar polar expeditions, every man survived, not only in good health, but also in good spirits, all due to Shackleton's leadership. Now, Shackleton scholar Margot Morrell and Wall Street Journal writer Stephanie Capparell team up to present Shackleton's timeless leadership skills, skills that can be learned by anyone, to a new generation.
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Today, the name Ronald Reagan is synonymous with great leadership. He led by example at a time when few thought it possible, and against the advice of experts, he went to the Berlin Wall and demanded it be torn down. He worked at keeping up the morale of his fellow citizens in honoring the sacrifices at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, relighting the Statue of Liberty, and giving a magnificent speech for America's children on the occasion of the Challenger disaster. In the face of a tremendous personal crisis, he maintained a positive attitude. The world watched in wonder and amazement as he joked his way through the assassination attempt that very nearly killed him. And above all else, in his signature style - friendly, avuncular, easygoing - from the Oval Office, in auditoriums large and small, and on his Saturday radio programs, he communicated with us. Please join me in exploring Reagans journey.
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