Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race

Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race

By: Perkins, Dennis N.T.; Murphy, Jillian B. [Contributor]

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Winner of the Small Business Book Awards from Small Business Trends 2013 The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is among the most demanding sailing competitions in the world. Unpredictable seas make the 628-nautical-mile course grueling under the best conditions, but the 1998 race proved to be the most perilous to date when a sudden and violent storm struck. Winds gusted over 100 mph and monstrous 80-foot waves towered over boat masts. Six sailors perished and another 55 were saved in what became the largest search and rescue operation in Australia's history. In the face of turmoil and tragedy, a crew of "amateur" sailors piloted their tiny vessel, the AFR Midnight Rambler, not only to the finish but to overall victory. While bigger, better-equipped yachts attempted to maneuver around the storm, Ed Psaltis and his crew made the daring decision to head directly into its path. Their triumph--perhaps even their survival--owes itself to an extraordinary level of teamwork: an alchemy of cooperation, trust, planning, and execution. "Into the Storm" chronicles their nearly four-day ordeal and draws parallels to the world of business, revealing 10 critical strategies for teamwork at the edge. Illustrated with examples from the story and compelling case studies, the book sheds light on what teams need to do to succeed in tough times. Finally, "Into the Storm" provides resources and tools to support teams as they navigate the chaotic seas of business today.

Title: Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race

Author: Perkins, Dennis N.T.; Murphy, Jillian B. [Contributor]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: AMACOM: 2012-11-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 0814431984

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780814431986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: new

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 9780814431986

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