We help leaders, teams, and organizations achieve their greatest potential in demanding environments characterized by adversity, uncertainty, and rapid change.
Using the riveting story of the AFR Midnight Rambler and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race, our newest book explores essential strategies for leaders and high performance teams in any challenging environment.
Part adventure tale, part leadership guide, the book features new case studies of the strategies in action, tools to uncover and resolve conflicts, expanded resources, and an updated epilogue that compares the leadership styles of famous polar explorers.
Syncretics CEO Dennis Perkins successfully completed the 2006 running of the famed Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The 723 mile journey proved to be quite eventful aboard his boat, Getaway Sailing’s Volvo 60, Dragon.
In our continuing effort to research and understand what it takes to lead at The Edge, Dennis Perkins spent three weeks in Antarctica retracing Shackleton's epic 1914-1916 Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
Dennis Perkins speaks at The Explorers Club
A premier expert on risk, Dennis was the featured keynote speaker for The Explorer's Club Lowell Thomas Annual Awards Dinner. The topic of the event was "On the Brink of Uncertainty, Exploring Risk; A Survival Guide from the Field."
In an exciting new partnership, Syncretics has licensed its Leadership at The Edge® program, creating the foundation for the newly formed
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The Syncretics Group provides an integrated set of consulting, coaching, and educational offerings that enable organizations to succeed at The Edge.
How We Are Different: The Edge
Over the past two decades, we have studied leaders and teams facing conditions of extreme challenge - the limits of human endurance. We have examined accounts of shipwrecks, airplane crashes, mountain climbing expeditions, polar exploration, and other situations that demand exceptional performance. From our research on these groups, we have identified principles and tools that can be applied in any challenging environment. Through our study of the Survival Edge, we have drawn lessons that will enable organizations to reach their greatest potential: the Performance Edge.
This concept of The Edge permeates our work and shapes our view of the world. It is reflected in our use of Metaventure: stories of adventure and survival that provide metaphors, or case studies, for exploring success at The Edge. And it is embedded in our programs and services, all of which have one thing in common: they are grounded in the experiences of leaders and teams that have overcome the most daunting obstacles imaginable.
We have applied these lessons to organizations encountering a wide range of contemporary challenges. Using the Ten Strategies for Success that we've identified from our extensive research, we have helped leaders and teams faced with fierce competition, pressures for innovation, economic uncertainty, the threat of terrorism, and demands for cultural change.
We are deeply committed to the success of our clients, and we build long-term relationships that enable us to understand the culture and business challenges of the organizations we serve. We believe that our values, our unique approach, and our experience with organizations facing significant challenges give us a truly unique capability. We look forward to exploring how we can help you succeed at The Edge.
The Syncretics Group