Scott vs Amundsen


Scott vs Amundsen

14 Apr ’20 #Success Leadership Teaching 0

Stories – foundations for assemblies.

Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck.

Roald Amundsen

The Race to the South Pole: Scott vs Amundsen

Two leaders. Two expeditions. Two separate routes. Two different approaches. Two different outcomes.

Amundsen uses dogs, Scott uses ponies.

Amundsen travels a set distance every day regardless of weather. Scott goes as far as the weather allows each day.

Scott took more men 65) but less food. Amundsen less men 19) but more food.

What can we learn from the fate of the two leaders and their expeditions

Preparation and planning are key for performance. Learn from the lessons and mistakes of others. The fastest route is not always the best option.

For more information on Roald Amundsen this Fram Museum video offers more details.


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