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I just one of the most dangerous ocean races around -- from Sydney Australia to Hobart Tasmania but in 1998.
A group of amateur sailors.
Overcame hurricane force winds and get this monster is eighty foot waves to push themselves to victory our next guest says -- story of triumph and survival.
Provides timeless lessons in teamwork that help you joining us right now.
Is the author of into the storm lessons in teamwork from.
The treacherous Sidney -- -- ocean race.
Dennis Perkins Denis welcome -- that you're at this race to protect wasn't that this phrase had another one Boller wasn't there in 98 so first off some of things you weren't from this and particularly you'd have a smaller vessel than most.
This is huge storm son when he said go around the storm and did.
These guys went into it why why do that why did that work will be learned from that.
What we learn from that was that here you have a group of people were in a small boat and the temptation is to turn around a run perceive to.
But they realize it -- that happened they could easily be role as some other boats were.
So they huddled they they thought about it together and they decided.
We need to -- in this storm even though it means they hit the ceiling.
Hundreds of miles in the best -- and -- use of the stats eighty foot waves I'm going around but that's how if not by here here we go some of the lessons you boil down to in your book number one put the team put team unity first make the team the rock star can't be about one person.
Absolutely and some of professional boats have.
-- stars come in -- sort of prima -- everyone everything works around them.
The number and I rambler everyone is onboard everyone pitches in I was just there for the start to raise funds on the skipper spongy the bottom the -- To clean -- all mean everyone pitches in winners and leadership sometimes you say in a group like that you need leadership you need somebody to take the Helm but you're saying everyone's equal.
Everyone's equal in terms of pitching -- however Edsall does the skipper is sets the stage she sets the passions.
But there's -- there's a collaboration and what I would call distributed leadership.
So it does mean it's a democracy.
But it means -- the leadership roles first program I can honestly say take calculated risks like when we just discussed going into the storm absolutely so there were thinking about what should we do.
They look that saw other -- sliding down the faces of these big waves.
And they said even though it feels more dangerous.
The right thing for us to do his -- hundreds of miles into the story you know reminds me -- at a simple level someone -- -- look at my stack of bills -- we're gonna pay them yeah so what can buy those bills dive into a mistake that all NC where you can do exactly are exactly -- -- practice resilience mastered the art of rapid recovery.
Don't beat up by yourself you do make a mistake right.
Absolutely in ocean races boats are gonna go over.
In life we're gonna encounter problems what they developed to an art form was the ability to imagine the scene.
One minute you're in the water your swimming for your life -- been knocked over.
The next minute -- back actress station racing.
And that was your form they develop and also if you're afraid to make a mistake free to make it that wrong decision -- paralyzed by non decision exact make a decision knowing that the worst comes to worst you make another decision get yourself out of it exactly all right the final one that you wanna go over and it's only your book.
Never give up there's always another move.
OK so this is that the in the rose -- all the survival stories I've studied.
Looking at problems that may -- insoluble.
Under the conditions at least conducive to creativity -- saying.
-- we can fix this there is a winning scenario we can find the answer working together there's always another move do you believe there's always an answer.
I believe there's always an answer to every problem.
I believe there is always an answer or at least that mindset is the one.
That enables you overcome enormous odds well the name of the book which is out now lessons in teamwork from the -- Sydney -- -- -- -- foreclosure rescue.
You're the author of into the storm thanks so much for joining us then Dennis hopefully people picked up something who -- -- At any interest in going into the ocean farm by -- -- to an -- -- I don't know I don't think thanks so much and screaming and -- to ministry.
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