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Leadership lessons from the edge

Rachael Robertson says "Antarctica is one of the world's toughest workplaces" after spending a year there

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HUGE CHALLENGES: While Ms Robertson (above) found it tough coping with the intense physical conditions, darkness and blizzards, she says managing a diverse team in an isolated, pressure- cooker environment for months was even harder.
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HUGE CHALLENGES: While Ms Robertson found it tough coping with the intense physical conditions, darkness and blizzards, she says managing a diverse team in an isolated, pressure- cooker environment for months was even harder.

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LEADERSHIP is never an easy task, but few environments are harsher than what Rachael Robertson experienced as a station leader in Antarctica. It was tough coping with the intense physical conditions, with the temperature hovering around minus 35 degrees Celsius, months of