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Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark's Daring Westward Expedition

    By Jack Uldrich

If life is an adventure, no one will ever live it more fully than Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the rumored Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark instead discovered a seemingly endless land whose very existence foretold a future America infinitely different from what had been imagined.

May 2004 marks the beginning of a two-and-a-half year bicentennial celebration of their incredible journey and its significance to the history of America. Against staggering odds, these unique men inspired such absolute loyalty in each other and in their group that they are still widely regarded as the most successful leadership team in American history.

Today's leadership adventures unfold in the rugged terrain of business, and who better than Lewis and Clark to lead us through its toughest challenges? Their story resonates with business leaders of our time because they had to:

* Think strategically * Make tough and timely decisions * Surround themselves with good people * Manage resources * Motivate the team * Deal with different cultures * Assimilate information from many sources * Balance long-term goals against short-term realities * Learn from their mistakes * Try new approaches

Most importantly, they had to persevere and change course in the face of adversity. Their lessons will inspire business leaders to take their teams to new adventures of great discovery.

Jack Uldrich is an acclaimed global futurist, best-selling author, and compelling keynote speaker. His past works include, The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business; Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies; and Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future. He is the founder and "Chief Unlearning Officer" of the School of Unlearning an international consultancy designed to help organizations' success tomorrow by unlearning today. He can be reached at


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ISBN 9780814408162
Language English
Pages 245
Publish Date 04/01/2004
Publisher AMACOM/American Management Association
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