Navigating the Impossible
Build Extraordinary Teams and Shatter Expectations
By Jason Thomas Caldwell
The Right Team Makes Anything Possible.
Thirty-five days, 14 hours, and 3 minutes. That's how long it took myself and the crew of the American Spirit to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean during the 2016 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge--or, as it's known to those who attempt it, "The World's Most Impossible Race"
We didn't just win. We set a world record.
In my first book on leadership, I want to transfer the hard-won lessons of my transatlantic adventure out of the ocean and into your office. I want to show leaders how to build and sustain high-performance teams that are truly capable of doing what others say cannot be done. I also want to explain the dangers of failing to do so.
In this book you'll learn:
- How to quit like a winner
- Why results aren't the measure of a high-performance team
- What four questions you should ask yourself before you set any goal
- How to harness the power of emotion-first leadership
- Why the best people aren't necessarily the right people for your team
Navigating the Impossible is a distillation and expansion of the global leadership development programs that I've brought to thousands of people from Fortune 500 companies and top tier universities around the world. This is my attempt to answer the question I get asked the most about my adventures: Why?
Because the answer to that, is the key to exceptional leadership.