Leadership and teamwork articles by Dennis N. T. Perkins


We Are All at Patience Camp

By Dennis N. T. Perkins

We are all at Patience Camp. We are all at Patience Camp. This phrase has been running through my mind for months. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed on January 19, 2020, and my life has changed dramatically since then. Not as much as others. I have no children in school and I can, most of the time, work remotely. But life seems so different, and the end is nowhere in sight.

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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.


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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

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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.