In short, this incredible leader, Sir Ernest Shackleton. worked relentlessly and very successfully to keep his men hopeful, focused, positive, and cooperative. Ice floe soccer games, Saturday evening sing-a-longs, a clear and regular daily regimen for all and regular personal time with each of his men were some of the methods he used to accomplish this. Shackleton may have failed in his initial objective—to traverse the Antarctic—but he succeeded famously in his greater goal – the safe return of all 27 of his crewmen.
What is your greater goal and what leadership skills do you bring to your organization?