Ten hours into the race. It's 02:00 and pitch black with a Force 8 gale blowing. Team Stelmar are battling with heavy seas and stormy weather; the wind and spray are lashing the crew on deck, the helm struggles to control the boat as it lurches violently from wave to wave. Suddenly, a shout of 'man overboard!' jerks the off watch out of their restless sleep...You are the Skipper. How would you prepare for this disaster? You are in the middle of the Southern Ocean; three crew down. It's Christmas Day and your boat is 2000 miles behind the rest of the fleet. There is still a month to go before dry land. How do you motivate your crew? The Global Challenge teams for 2004/5 have been announced at the London Excel Boat Show. 15 amateur volunteers are looking to you for leadership. What do you do to turn them into a high performing team before the race starts in ten months time? BOAT to BOARDROOM uses the extreme case study of the 2004/5 Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race to demonstrate leadership and teamwork in action. Paula and Alex intelligently draw out the real life learnings and translate them into practical tools and lessons that can be used in everyday business.
Publisher: Upfront Publishing