A recent cruise ship wreck remind a case of great leadership of Sir Ernest Sheckleton. 

While the cruise ship captain abandoned "people" (I do not care about abandoning ship, but I really upset his - the Concordia captain's abandoning people who needed 'leadership'), Sir Ernest Sheckleton never abandoned his people. 

How to explain these different leadership behaviors? 

There may be tons of different words, but I want to explain those different leadership behaviors with "love for people". 

The Concordia cruise ship captain did love his position, power, fame, respect from others, salary, and entertainment, but he is not seemed to have any love for his crew members and passengers.

Sir Ernest Sheckleton, though, more loved his crews than the ship, fame, achievement, and even the mission of his exploration.

This different 'love for people' level drives consequential different leadership behaviors. 

And a question pops up: How to let people have "love for people" to develop a great leader in a risk? 

J. Choi. 

Captain Schettino had vacated the ship before accounting for all 4,200 passengers and crew members on board. 


Leadership Lessons From the Shackleton Expedition by Nancy F. Koehn

Nancy F. Koehn is a historian and professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. She is a regular contributor to the Off the Shelf book review column in Sunday Business.

Ernest Shackleton's failed quest to reach the South Pole is still a management tutorial in how to face repeated crises. The crew of his ship, the Endurance, was photographed in July 1915 while trapped by an ice floe.

"Shackleton’s sense of responsibility and commitment came with a great suppleness of means. To get his men home safely, he led them across ice, sea and land with all the tools he could muster. This combination — credible commitment to a larger purpose and flexible, imaginative methods to achieve a goal — is increasingly important in our tumultuous times." 



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