Shackleton Centenary Expedition

Mission Statement March 16 2008

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The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed that our Shackleton Foundation page looks a little different today.

We have decided to place a much greater emphasis on the leadership qualities that people recognise in Sir Ernest Shackleton. This is a step-change rather than a wholesale change from our previous emphasis on ideas that are bold, innovative and useful.

The Foundation hopes that beneficiaries will develop or possess the personal qualities that define leadership: a fierce personal commitment to succeed, a willingness to take intelligent risks, and the ability to inspire and energise those around them to do their utmost towards worthwhile causes.

As Peter Drucker, the managment theorist once said, "managment is doing things right, leadership is doing the right thing."

Shackleton did the right thing.

Our Mission Statement is as follows:

The Shackleton Foundation supports individuals of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds who exemplify the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton: inspirational leaders wishing to "make a difference", in particular to the less advantaged.

Click here to watch a short film by Bill Shipton, a member of our Fundraising Committe describing in greater detail what we're doing, where we're going, and why we're doing it.

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