LEADERSHIP AT THE EDGE
This event uses the Metaventure® approach for teaching strategies for effective leadership and teamwork, especially under conditions of adversity and change. This approach uses the power of an adventure story and metaphor to help participants go beyond traditional learning to experience concepts in a way that allows for deeper understanding, better retention and immediate application to their work. The central story for the program is the 1914-1916 Trans-Antarctic expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Shackleton and his crew of 27 set out in December 1914 aboard the Endurance, and quickly encountered ice conditions that were unusually harsh. Only 60 miles from Antarctica, Endurance became trapped in pack ice. For 10 months they drifted, locked in the grip of the ice, until the enormous pressure crushed the ship. With limited supplies, the crew was forced to survive on the ice floes, where they were stranded for five more months.
How did this group overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles?
This compelling story of triumph against “life and death” circumstances becomes the metaphor that connects the experience and discussions. Using actual photographs, drawings and journal entries from the expedition, this session will explore what happened on this journey and what we can learn for modern leadership and team success.