The Power Leadership Series:
Pioneer Executive Coaching and Training LLC, Kansas City
913-203-7468 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Leadership Training:
Overview: In this 3-part session, participants will develop the essential skill of influencing by analyzing polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s leadership during one of the greatest group survival stories ever recorded. All parts of the session are interactive and include multiple discussion points. The session concudes with action planning that enables participants to immediately apply the principles of influence to their current job challenges.
Part I: The Principles of Influence (1 hr): Learn the five fundamental principles of influencing: reciprocity, consistency, liking, social proof, and scarcity.
Part 2: Ernest Shackleton Leadership Case Study (1 hr): Explore polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s use of influential leadership during one of the greatest group survival stories ever recorded. In 1914, Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica, intending to become the first to traverse the entire continent. But as his ship approached its landing point on the Antarctic coast, it became immobilized by heavy pack ice. Shackleton's objective quickly changed from exploration to survival, and 27 lives depended on the strength of his influential leadershp skills. The case study concludes with participants evaluating the role that the five principles of influence played throughout Shackleton’s story.
Part 3: Pulling it all Together (1 hr): Link key influence and leadership lessons from Parts 1 and 2 back to team challenges. This final part of the session includes action planning questions which (prior to the session) are shaped in partnership with the indvidual/s organizing the training event. Each participant leaves with a handout summarizing the principles of influence, as well as a signed action plan summarizing their own commitment to implementing the principles of influence.
Participant Benefits: Through Shackleton’s story, participants develop the leadership skills to influence effectively. Influence challenges analyzed throughout the session include:
Overcoming obstacles to achieve stretch goals
Managing difficult team members
Maximizing individual contributions
Creating cohesion within diverse groups
Leading flexibly while maintaining vision
Upholding morale in high-pressure situations
Length: 3.5 hours (includes breaks between each part)
"Extremely engaging...kept my interest the entire time and provided awesome examples for me to transfer into my own position here." Tara, Progressive Community Services
"All I can say is WOW that was one of the best leadership development activities I have been involved in since coming to [H&R] Block. Your presentation was excellent, your delivery and the interaction was great. The best part was your ability to take our issues and challenge and highlight them in the story, while helping us to see the bigger picture.” Randy, Director, H&R Block
“Jane creatively brought the classroom alive through Shackleton’s epic journey. Whenever I come across a challenging situation I am reminded of this course and think to myself: ‘What would Shackleton do?’” Jennifer, Senior Project Manager, Pfizer
“It is really great. She not only tells the story, but stops many times to ask the room – not what would Shackleton do, but what would YOU do as leaders in this scenario. It’s a great time to be putting our leaders on stage and giving them opportunities to think critically, and make bold moves…just like Shackleton.” Karen, Manager, H&R Block
The Power of Influence: Ernest Shackleton
"Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all."