Using the Power of Resonant Metaphor to Increase Leadership Effectiveness

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Published in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, this article describes the power of metaphor and stories in executive coaching, and includes case studies and compelling examples.

Racing through the Storm: Building Exceptional Teams for Extraordinary Times

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During these tough economic times, teamwork is more critical than ever. This special report recounts the story of the AFR Midnight Rambler in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race to illustrate critical strategies for team success.

Race to the South Pole

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Written for the Encyclopedia of Leadership, Race to the South Pole analyzes the leadership styles and approaches of the three famous polar explorers who were competing to be the first to reach the South Pole: Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen.

The Journey (life by me) – by Dennis N. T. Perkins

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The Journey was featured on Life By Me for a special edition on Independence Day, as a thoughtful and personal account of Dennis Perkins’ journey. Read how he followed his passion and found his unique voice.

Strategies and Tactics for Teamwork at The Edge – adapted from Into the Storm

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Inspired by the Ramblers—the Midnight Rambler’s team of one determined skipper and six dedicated amateur sailors—here are five crucial strategies, with proven tactics, for Teamwork at The Edge of human endurance.



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A Real-Life, Risk-Filled Example Of How Unsinkable Optimism Helps You Win (Fast Company)

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The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is one of the most difficult–and dangerous–boat races in the world. In 1998, skipper Ed Psaltis won the race with the smallest winning boat in a decade. How? Positive thinking played a big part.


Sharing the Helm (SUCCESS Magazine)

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In 1998’s treacherous Sydney to Hobart, Tasmania, ocean race, tragedy obscured the incredible story of teamwork aboard the diminutive AFR Midnight Rambler.

Master the Art of Rapid Recovery

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Just as people vary in their ability to deal with stress so do teams. And like individuals, teams can develop the capacity for rebounding from pressure and setbacks.

Startups Need Teamwork Entering the Perfect Storm (Forbes)

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If you are a new entrepreneur, you need to realize that you can’t win by sailing around the edges of the perfect storm ahead. You have to hit it with an innovative plan, and you need a confident and disciplined team to get you through it. Are you ready to rock and roll?

Lessons In Teamwork From The Treacherous Sydney To Hobart Ocean Race

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The crew of the AFR Midnight Rambler reflects on teamwork, and a captain’s leadership, during Australia’s most treacherous–and prestigious–sailing race.

Into the Storm: Lessons Learned from the Midnight Rambler – Q&A with Dennis N. T. Perkins

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Business Review Australia speaks with Dennis N.T. Perkins about his new book, his 2006 Hobart race, and what he’s learned from the brave crew of the Midnight Rambler who beat the odds and won the 1998 race

10 Lessons In Teamwork From The Sydney To Hobart Ocean Race

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Standing on the deck of a sailboat, far at sea in the middle of a wicked storm. A freak wave climbs higher and higher until you are looking up at an 80-foot high wall of swirling green water. Your teammate desperately shouts at you from the other side of the boat, but all you can hear is the deafening howl of 100-mph winds.

Interview with Dennis Perkins & Jillian Murphy

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