Leadership Skills

Learn the strategies that brought the Endurance crew home against all odds

Leadership Skills for you and your team

On 17th June 2015 in conjunction with Renewal Company of Madrid, John O’Reilly delivered a half day Leadership Training course to a senior management team from a large French corporation based in Paris. Please contact John for more information on +353 86 85 23498.

The attendees included 12 senior managers from the European Division of a manufacturing company. The course covered Five Attributes of Leadership identified through the telling of Shackleton’s “Endurance” Expedition 1914 – 1917. The attendees discussed and analysed his leadership qualities and developed a strategy to translate those skills into improved team work in their everyday business world.

Learn from “The Boss”

The Endurance Expedition of 1914 – 1917 tells the extraordinary story of determination, endurance and resilience of 28 men, driven to survive by the leadership of Ernest Shackleton. With their ship destroyed, rations depleted, and temperatures as low as -40, he became a source of strength and hope for his team. In a time of crisis, Shackleton kept his team together and as a result, became known as one of history’s truly inspiring leaders.

Course info

Turning managers into leaders

Our workshop explores the five characteristics of cohesive, high-performance teams by learning from the life or death dilemmas of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition. These are based on the ideas of Patrick Lencioni and the Table Group in the area of Organisational Health.

What we’ll focus on

  • What is best for the team
  • Accountability among team members
  • Buying in to decisions
  • Engaging your team in dialogue, challenges and questions
  • Building trust based on openness

How is the workshop delivered?

The workshop is based on a set of short working discussions, and is most successful when there is a high level of participant engagement.

What will participants learn?

Participants will take away a framework that they can reference to improve their ability to function as a team. This will give their organisation a competitive advantage.

Who will be delivering it?

The workshop will be delivered by Hannah Carney and Associates, specialists in Leadership, Talent and Team Development. Since 2007, Hannah Carney and Associates have built a reputation for enabling individuals and organisations to manage change and foster development. The Hannah Carney & Associates team brings a passionate and personal approach to their work. Clients include professional services firms in both the Republic and North of Ireland, within the not for profit, healthcare, accountancy, energy and aviation sectors.

Where does the course take place?

The course takes place at the Shackleton Exhibition, Ferry Terminal, Dún Laoghaire & The Royal St. George Yacht Club.


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Leadership Skills

250 person

Individual attendee

  • Presentation on the “Endurance” Exhibition followed by workshop at the Royals St. George Yacht Club
  • Group discussions
  • Trust building
  • Mastering conflict
  • Achieving commitment
  • Embracing accountability
  • Lunch, tea & coffee

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Get in touch to book your team onto our Leadership Skills workshop based on Ernest Shackleton’s ways.

Phone: +353 (0)1 2360544
Email: joreilly@shackletonendurance.ie

Endurance Exhibition
Ferry Terminal,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin, Ireland

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