Rachael Robertson is excited to announce the arrival of her first book Leading on the Edge. The book is published by Wiley and is now available through this website…
In Leading on the Edge, Rachael shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year-long expedition to the wilds of Antarctica. Leading eighteen strangers around the clock for a full year—through months of darkness and with no escape from the frigid cold, howling winds and each other—Robertson learned powerful lessons about what real, authentic leadership is. Here, she offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to survive and lead in the harshest environment on Earth. What emerges from her account is a series of powerful and practical leadership lessons for business leaders and managers everywhere.
Rachael Robertson is a former Antarctic expedition leader, Chief Ranger and leader with 20 years of “real leadership” experience. She presents with great humour, humility and passion to audiences that value her practical, no-nonsense approach. No matter the event, Rachael will leave your audience inspired, challenged and equip to take the next step in their leadership journey.
Leading an Antarctic expedition, coordinating media during the Black Saturday bushfire event and leading teams through turmoil all required extreme leadership and the ability to inspire through tough times. As Rachael reveals using incredible and often hilarious examples, these events demanded big leadership in small moments, because it’s the small moments that build momentum.
As only the second female to lead a team at Davis Station she managed a diverse group of up to 120 people through total isolation, months of darkness, with no way in and no way out. It was a leadership laboratory in the most extreme and hostile environment on Earth, where most of the theory doesn’t apply.
For the last six years Rachael has been sharing her insights and practical advice to business leaders around the world.