Too frequently people are terrified of stepping up as a leader for fear that they will make a big enough impact, and instead they may choose to be a follower. The dare comes when trying to make everyone be certain of in you which is difficult enough. A true leader in my eyes is one who can pick themselves back up when times are tough, and one who others are inspired by to follow the same type of footsteps.
Shackleton received respect of the crew men, and in fact, the respect of millions today, by being a leader who his men, both emotionally and physically above anything else. His amazing leadership abilities contributed to twenty-seven men successfully facing the almost two years they were stranded in the Antarctic. They all had faith from Shackleton not to give up when the voyage ship, the Endurance, was stuck and then crushed in the ice of the Weddell Sea.