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Cold Leadership

A presentation illustrating the extraordinary leadership capabilities of the failed Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shackleton for your group or organization.

by Brian Keating
Member
Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©

Early last century, one of the most remarkable stories of risk taking and survival was played out in the remote frozen seascapes of the Antarctic. Ernest Shackleton, an extraordinary leader, somehow managed to beat all possible odds during a two-year struggle with survival.

What lessons can Shackleton teach us about life and leadership? How could his ice-bound situation of courage and endurance give us insights into the possibilities for the conservation of the remaining world’s resources and the wild places here in Alberta?

Brian Keating, Head of Conservation Outreach at the Calgary Zoo, is an adventurer, world traveller, and leader of some 50 expeditions to remote locations world-wide. He returned earlier this year from his third of six planned voyages to the Antarctic, this time enjoying a month-long expedition retracing much of Shackleton’s route.

During the presentation, he’ll take you on one of the most astounding wilderness survival adventures of all time, illustrating the brilliant leadership qualities that enabled Shackleton to return home without the single loss of life. Keating will then take you into the icy waters of the Antarctic using his informative and sometimes humours method of live-narrated video, to witness the life-abundance of sea birds, seals, whales and penguins, exploring this hauntingly beautiful icescape. During the discussion, he intends to draw parallels of this last great wilderness to the importance of our own Alberta wilds and how to apply powerful principles of leadership to accomplish more at work and at home. He guarantees you’ll sense the importance of leadership, by bringing you on life’s journey, as though you are part of the expedition itself.

Contact: Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta© 1.866.420.3338 toll free. email: info@speakersalberta.com

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