LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE by Fergus O'Connell is published by Praeger

Top Quote How Proper Planning Can Be a Matter of Life and Death: Why Polar Explorers Amundsen Lived and Scott Died. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 11, 2015 - About the Book : What could be more intriguing than a management book built around a real-life gripping story of polar exploration? The 1911-12 race between British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen to be first to the South Pole provides the rarest of case studies. Two teams carry out the same project. One is spectacularly successful; the other fails, with dire consequences. Just about everything about good and bad about planning, management expert Fergus O'Connell maintains, can be learned from these two leaders.

    The results of poor planning are not always as dire as they were for Scott. In business, poor planning can have serious consequences, often because the same mistakes are repeated. Starting with an introduction that details their exploits, the book uses Scott and Amundsen as examples of good and not-so-good leadership. It contrasts the difference in how the two men planned and executed their projects and how they led their respective teams, highlighting things that must be in place for success. What can happen when those things are ignored is also spelled out.

    Business leaders, group managers, historians and polar exploration enthusiasts will come away from this book with an enthralling and in-depth understanding of a new method for assessing the health of any project-and running it successfully.

    About the Author:
    Fergus is a world-recognized authority on project management and is the author of fourteen business books. The first of these, 'How to Run Successful Projects - the Silver Bullet', has become both a bestseller and a classic and has been constantly in print for over twenty years. Fergus' book on common sense entitled 'Simply Brilliant' - also a bestseller and now in its fourth edition - was runner-up in the W H Smith Book Awards 2002. His business books have been translated into twenty languages.

    For a full list of Fergus O'Connell's books, see:

    LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE is available in hardback from Amazon at:

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    Press/Media Contact Details:
    Darin Jewell
    Managing Director
    The Inspira Group Literary Agency
    London, UK
    Tel. UK + 208 292 5163
    E-mail: darin ( @ ) theinspiragroup dot com

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