True South: Leadership Lessons from Polar Extremes

True South: Leadership Lessons from Polar Extremes

by J. Phillips L. Johnston



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632260024
Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

J. Phillips L. Johnston: Author Phil Johnston, J.D. offers a hands-on understanding of leadership as the founder and CEO of a number of technology companies, including 15 years as former CEO of two public microelectronic companies and director of five public companies, including a NYSE listed company.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Foreword ix

Author's Note xiii

Prologue xiv

Message to the Public xvi

1 Antarctica: Where Beauty Belies Death 1

2 Scott and His Party Succumb to the Elements 5

3 Leadership: The Ability to Unify and Influence Others Toward Positive Goals 10

4 Amundsen: A Case Study in Unified Mission, Calculated Strategy, and Analytical Preparation 13

5 Scott's Mission, Strategy, and Planning 26

6 Polar-Opposite Leadership: Élan, Improvisation and Gutsiness Versus Blinding Speed 48

7 Formation of Values Then and Now 53

8 Amundsen's Early Years 57

9 Scott's Early Years 64

10 Values: Where the Buck Begins 70

11 Challenges: Pointing True South Toward Leadership Excellence 73

12 Morality 94

13 A Closing Word on Followership 97

14 Epilogue: Amundsen's Tarnished Gold in Retirement 104

The Cast 111

Timeline of Events in Amundsen's and Scott's Lifetimes 123

Appendix: List of Firsts by Amundsen 131

Cliff Notes on the History of Leadership 133

Leadership Myths 137

Why Would These Men Willingly Subject Themselves to such Unthinkable Hazards and Hardships as the Assault on the South Pole? 141

Acknowledgements 143

Selected Bibliography 147

About the Author 149

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