Haul Away!

Teambuilding Lessons from a Voyage Around Cape Horn

On a September day, an assortment of strangers from around the world gathered in San Diego for the voyage of a lifetime: a 75-day rounding of the dreaded Cape Horn on a square-rigged tall ship. Some were experienced sailors, some novices, but all dreamed of the “Sailor’s Everest”- surviving Cape Horn, and getting to wear the gold earring that is the age-old symbol of the Cape Horner.If they successfully completed the voyage, they would join an exclusive group of fewer than 500 living Cape Horners How did this group of strangers meld into an effective team, and ultimately a band of great friends? How did they overcome storms, fear, and interpersonal strains to achieve a life’s dream?Join management consultant and college instructor Rob Duncan as he recounts the voyage first-hand, and shares the teambuilding lessons he learned through the process of earning his own gold earring.Part management primer, part inspirational tale, this book will appeal to anyone who works in or manages teams, anyone who dreams of achieving a personal quest, and everyone who loves a good yarn.Haul Away! also contains useful lessons and worksheets that will help you to reach your own personal quest, whatever it may be.

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