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Eric Larsen Explains Why Team Members Need To Be Selfish

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Eric Larsen

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Biography

Modern-day explorer and expedition guide Eric Larsen's life epitomizes adventure. A polar adventurer, dog musher and educator, he has spent the past 15 years of his life traveling in some of the most remote and wild places left on earth.

In 2006, Eric and Lonnie Dupre completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. During this journey, the duo pulled and paddled specially modified canoes across 550 miles of shifting sea ice and open ocean. Eric successfully led his first expedition to the South Pole in 2008, covering nearly 600 miles in 41 days. Eric is now one of only a few Americans in to have skied to both the North and South Poles.

In November 2009, Eric returned to Antarctica for the first leg of his world record Save the Poles expedition. This time he completed a 750-mile ski traverse to the geographic South arriving on January 2, 2010. Two short months later he was dropped off at northern Ellesmere Island for a winter-style North Pole Journey. The international team reached the North Pole 51 days later on Earth Day April 22, 2010.

Eric's other expeditions include dog sledding in the Canadian Arctic, training trips to Hudson Bay and countless dog sled races (including the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon). He has summited Mt. McKinley, ridden his bike across the United States, been a backcountry ranger in Alaska and a white water canoe guide in Colorado. Eric has dedicated his adult life to sharing his love for the outdoor world with others. As an educator, Eric strives to connect people to places and issues. In recognition of those efforts, Eric was elected as one of Outside Magazine's Eco All Stars in 2008. He was also inducted as a member of the Explorer's Club based in New York City.

Eric travels extensively giving motivational and educational lectures to schools, universities, non profit organizations and corporate groups. He is currently planning a book and documentary about the Save the Poles expedition.

Eric splits his time between Boulder, Colorado and Grand Marais, Minnesota.

One of the things I try to emphasize with my team members, in order to be a good team and work efficiently, is to be first and foremost very selfish. That may seem counterintuitive, but it is very important to take care of your own physical and mental needs first because should things turn dangero...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses North Pole Expedition Plans
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
  • 2/15/2011
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Video 2 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Love Of Winter Weather
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 3 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Climate Change and Inspiration Behind Save The Poles
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
  • 2/15/2011
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Video 4 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Setting Goals
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 5 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Trip To Antarctica
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 6 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Accomplishing Goals Through Teams
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 7 of 28 Eric Larsen States Leadership Techniques Will Change From Team to Team
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 8 of 28 Eric Larsen States Leaders Need To Make Certain That Followers Understand the Goal
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 9 of 28 Eric Larsen States Importance of Defining Roles Within A Team
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Video 10 of 28 Eric Larsen States Importance of Leaders Maintaining Physical Health
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Video 11 of 28 Eric Larsen States Strong Leaders Have the Right Supplies
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Video 12 of 28 Eric Larsen States Leaders Need To Both Lead and Follow
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 13 of 28 Eric Larsen Explains Why Team Members Need To Be Selfish
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Video 14 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Importance of Leaders Admitting They Can Be Wrong
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 15 of 28 Eric Larsen States Strong Leaders Efficiently Manage Scarce Resources
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 16 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Short And Long Term Goal Setting
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
  • 2/15/2011
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Video 17 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Dealing With Indecision
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 18 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses Leadership And Hard Work
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Video 19 of 28 Eric Larsen Explains There Will Be Obstacles No Matter How Hard You Plan
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 20 of 28 Eric Larsen States Good Leaders Provide Clear And Specific Direction
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 21 of 28 Eric Larsen States Importance of Using the Infrastructure Provided
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Video 22 of 28 Eric Larsen States Importance of Being Optimistic
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 23 of 28 Eric Larsen Explains Importance Of Being Realistic
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 24 of 28 Eric Larsen States Importance of Cherishing the Small Moments
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 25 of 28 Eric Larsen Shares Anecdote On Climbing Mount Everest
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 26 of 28 Eric Larsen States Average People Are Capable of Great Things
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Video 27 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses What To Look For In A Teammate
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
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Video 28 of 28 Eric Larsen Discusses How To Keep Going After Reaching Goals
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
  • 2/15/2011
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Eric Larsen Explains Why Team Members Need To Be Selfish
  • Eric Larsen - Lecture - Save the Poles Project and Leadership
  • 2/15/2011
  • Eric Larsen
  • 0 min. 26 sec.