• Denver Speakers Bureau Member Jillian Murphy to Present on Leadership at the Edge




    Jillian B. Murphy

    Jillian B. Murphy

    The Madison Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Breakfast on Thursday, March 13th from 8-10 am at the Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, Connecticut. The topic will be “Leadership at The Edge” with Dennis Perkins and Jillian Murphy.

    The Leadership at The Edge presentation uses the compelling story of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition to illustrate Ten Critical Strategies for Success that have been identified through our research on teams that have faced the limits of human endurance.

    On December 5, 1914, Shackleton and 27 men sailed from South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean aboard a wooden vessel named the Endurance. Their burning goal was to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent. Forty five days after their departure, disaster struck. Endurance was beset by solid pack ice, and the expedition was trapped. For nearly two years, Shackleton and his crew were stranded in the icy sea. They endured unimaginable hardships: brutal cold, total darkness, aching thirst, gnawing hunger, constant danger, and utter desolation. Facing these challenges with astonishing good cheer, Shackleton and his crew returned, without loss of life, after 634 days in the Frozen South.

    How did Shackleton inspire his crew to such extraordinary levels of courage, unity, and commitment? The Leadership at The Edge presentation answers that question with photographs and video from our own expedition to Antarctica, and we explain how Shackleton’s leadership approach can be applied to any leadership challenge in today’s business environment.

    Dennis Perkins and Jillian Murphy are the authors of Leading at The Edge and Into the Storm, and are from The Syncretics Group-a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders and teams thrive under conditions of adversity, uncertainty, and change.

    The cost to attend this meeting is $15 per person, and includes a continental breakfast.   Please email the Chamber: chamber@madisonct.com or click here to register and pay. You may also mail a check to: MCC, PO Box 706, Madison CT 06443. We look forward to seeing you on March 13 at the Madison Beach Hotel.

    For more information about Jillian or to inquire about her speaking at an upcoming event, please visit www.old.denverspeakersbureau.com/jillian-murphy or contact the Bureau directly at karen@old.denverspeakersbureau.com (303) 478-6652. There is never a fee for an organization to book through the Bureau. 

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