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Leading on the Edge

Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from the World's Most Extreme Workplace
Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In Leading on the Edge, successful business speaker and consultant Rachael Robertson shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year–long expedition to the wilds of Antarctica.

Leading 18 strangers around the clock for a full year - through months of darkness and with no escape from the frigid cold, howling winds, and one another - Robertson learned powerful lessons about what real, authentic leadership is. Here, she offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to survive and lead in the harshest environment on Earth. What emerges from her graphic account is a series of powerful and practical lessons for business leaders and managers everywhere.

Leading on the Edge features practical leadership lessons that are particularly helpful for any leader who must get the best out of the team they've got. Robertson provides solutions to many challenges common to all workplaces and includes real excerpts from her personal journals through 12 months of leading in the most challenging environment in the world.

Robertson has appeared at more than 350 national and international conferences and events for a wide range of industries. Leading on the Edge explains what it's like to take charge when you've no place to hide and how truly harsh environments can serve as a leadership laboratory that results in truly effective, authentic leadership.

©2014 Rachael Robertson (P)2014 Audible Studios

Critic Reviews

"If you have big ambitions, then being big on the little things as a leader is critical. The little things help the important 4 letter words—care, give, team and best—come to life. Rachael is one of the best when it comes to teaching and inspiring leaders on why little things matter." (John Gillam , Managing Director, Bunnings)

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Great book

Really great book however the narrator is not Australian and this detracted from the book.

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Poor choice of narrator

A good story and some really helpful leadership tips but, why use an English narrator who can’t pronounce lots of words? Especially Australian place names. Frustrated me so much that I stopped listening.

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Interesting narrative with leadership insights - different to many other books in this field, but effective. However, the book was written by an Australian and therefore should have been read by an Australian (or pronunciation checked). Although she is great, her pronunciation of Melbourne, Toyota Hilux and Coober Pedy were distracting.

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Simple but enjoyable leadership book

I liked the casual style of the book mixed with good practical ideas for leadership and highlights of Antarctic

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Remarkable narration

the narrator brings to life the author's experience and the working of her mind. an enjoyable read