Books That Inspire 2009

Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
Dennis N.T. Perkins

This book is unique in its incorporation of survival and how it relates to everyday leadership. With leadership encompassing many aspects of life and situations, Perkins brilliantly gives readers strategies that can be applied to relevant issues in personal and professional management. From initially having this book in class, I soon became enthralled with the principles and the practicality of the lessons from an expedition that is part of my journey in academia and my personal interactions. This book has inspired me to be more aware and accentuate my leadership capabilities.

Cecil A. Rose
Retention Specialist / Coordinator
Exceeding Expectations Mentoring Program