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Getting stuck. Getting out. Lecture 2 IEM5010 Summer 2002 Paul E. Rossler, Ph.D., P.E.

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1 Getting stuck. Getting out. Lecture 2 IEM5010 Summer 2002 Paul E. Rossler, Ph.D., P.E.

2 Essay 2 questions 1.Was Shakleton a good leader? 2.In what ways do new technology or change initiatives parallel that of Shakleton’s and his crew’s experience? 3.What lessons can be learned from this experience that apply to leading and managing new technology initiatives today?

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5 Scott Skis, dogs Shakleton Skis, ponies Scott Skis, dogs, motor sledges Amundsen Skis, dogs Mawson Skis, dogs Shakleton Skis, dogs, aero-propelled motor sledges

6 Fortitudine Vincimus - "by endurance we conquer." MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS. SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON

7 Some notable crew members Second-in-Command - Frank Wild Captain - Frank Worsley Second Officer -Thomas Crean Official Photographer - James Francis Hurley

8 Some notable crew members Motor Expert and Storekeeper -Thomas Orde-Lees Carpenter -Henry McNish Able Seaman - John Vincent Stowaway (later steward) -Perce Blackborow

9 Preparation Key Decisions Staffing, provisioning, selection of ship, expert consultation Critical Incidents Lack of fully functioning radio Leadership Lessons

10 The voyage south Key Decisions Fire the dog trainer/handler; they set sail; fires unruly crew members; takes on stowaway; shared responsibility for the ship’s work; exercised dogs Critical Incidents Forget worm pills Leadership Lessons Increased morale right from start; always look forward; optimism;

11 Ship beset in ice and crushed Key Decisions Keep crew active; mixed living quarters; stop digging; when to abandon; planning to abandon ship; move dogs; food distribution; what to salvage Critical Incidents Ship goes down Leadership Lessons Be realist when necessary

12 Ocean and Patience Camps Key Decisions Put down dogs and Mrs. Chippy; pack rations; had celebration; decisions to move; decisions as to how long to stay; stay with 3 boats; provision lottery Critical Incidents Leadership Lessons

13 Voyage to Elephant Island Key Decisions Boat-crew assignments Critical Incidents Leadership Lessons James Caird, Stancomb Wills (smallest, least seaworthy), Dudley Docker

14 Elephant Island Key Decisions Who stays, who is charge, where to take shelter; dismantle the boats Critical Incidents Leadership Lessons

15 Voyage of the James Caird Key Decisions Staffing* Critical Incidents Leadership Lessons * Worsely, Crean, McNish, McCarthy, and Vincent

16 South Georgia Island Key Decisions Where to land, who to take Critical Incidents Leadership Lessons

17 The rescue Key Decisions Critical Incidents Leadership Lessons

18 Postscript Key Decisions Critical Incidents Leadership Lessons


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