Explorer Ernest Shackleton with his team

Become a More Resilient Leader in Turbulent Times

In this free, 35-minute lesson, Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn delves into the career of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton. She unpacks the courageous actions he took in the midst of crisis and highlights the skills all leaders need to guide themselves and others through challenging times.

Gain leadership insights you can apply to your present day, while experiencing social, interactive learning from Harvard Business School Online.

Start Learning Now

Using assistive technology? Get more details on using this form.

About the Professor

Professor Nancy Koehn

Nancy Koehn is a historian and the James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Koehn’s research focuses on courageous leadership and how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact. Her latest book, Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times, spotlights how five of history’s greatest leaders managed crises and what you can learn from their experience.