Leading on the Edge: Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World’s Most Extreme Workplace by Rachael Robertson

Author: Rachael Robertson
Publisher: Wiley
RRP: $29.95

Leading on the Edge: Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World’s Most Extreme Workplace is a rewarding account of author Rachael Robertson’s year-long expedition in Antarctica. Rachael gives an honest recount of her journey, shares her lessons learned and offers insights into what she describes as real and authentic leadership. Responsible for a team of 18 diverse people in the hostile and potentially deadly Antarctica environment, Leading on the Edge is a rich case study in how to develop strategies to meet the demands of leadership in extreme situations. For example, strategies such as managing resistance from your team, handling ambiguity and knowing when to show emotion are detailed in the book. There are helpful insights for anyone in a leadership or management position who feels they are working in challenging circumstances. The content in Leading on the Edge is equally applicable to the HR world and will benefit manager–employee relations in many ways.

By John Nekich