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In Extremis Leadership Leading As If Your Life Depended On It

by Thomas A. Kolditz, Joseph W. Pfeifer

Part of the J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation Series

In Extremis Leadership Leading As If Your Life Depended On It Synopsis

In this extraordinary book Col. Kolditz explains that his research on in extremis leadership, where followers perceive their lives to be threatened, reveals that the leadership lessons and principles in evidence in dangerous settings also apply to leading in business and everyday life. The book shows how leadership literally defines the promise of hope or future life and that extremely capable leaders are needed in all walks of life. The book describes a variety of high-risk situations that are ideal settings to seek and find great leaders, assess how they might be different, and to glean valuable insights for extraordinary leadership in our everyday lives. Through heart-stopping real-life stories of leaders in these extreme situations, Kolditz insists that leaders at all levels can improve their effectiveness.

In Extremis Leadership Leading As If Your Life Depended On It Press Reviews

?In Extremis Leadership is one of the most phenomenal books on leadership to come along in decades. It?s a myth-busting, heart-stopping, mind-blowing account of what it?s really like to lead in life-and-death situations.?--Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the best-selling The Leadership Challenge and A Leader?s Legacy ?Col. Kolditz is a visionary in the field of leadership training and development.?--David S. Corderman, head of the Office of Leadership Development, FBI Academy ?We should always lead as if our lives depended upon it! Colonel Kolditz shows us how.?--Marshall Goldsmith, author of the best-selling What Got You Here Won?t Get You There ?In Extremis Leadership can help all leaders build stronger organizations and a more uplifting society.?--Henry Cisneros, chairman, City View, and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ?The parallels between leading in high-stakes business ventures and leading in dangerous contexts are compelling.?--Chris C. Casciato, partner, Goldman, Sachs & Company ?Great wisdom and riveting stories.?--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor, and best-selling author, Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End ?Anyone in a leadership role can learn much from what it means to live-- and lead in extremis.?--John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership ?makes the point that we should all lead as if lives depend on it.?--Lieutenant General Franklin L. Hagenback, superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy ?This book charts a path to better understanding of leadership in the real world.?--Howard T. Prince II, retired Brig. Gen.., U.S. Army, and director, Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of Texas ?In Extremis Leadership helps us appreciate what is essential for leading--whatever the field.?--Michael Useem, professor of management, the Wharton School, and author of The Go Point ?This book will help students grow and develop their own philosophies of leadership.?--Brian Barefoot, president, Babson College

Book Information

ISBN: 9780787996048
Publication date: 22nd May 2007
Author: Thomas A. Kolditz, Joseph W. Pfeifer
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S. an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Management & management techniques,

About Thomas A. Kolditz, Joseph W. Pfeifer

Colonel Thomas Kolditz is professor and head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Leader to Leader Institute's mission is to strengthen leadership in the social sector. Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Institute furthers its mission by providing social sector leaders with the essential leadership wisdom, inspiration, and resources needed to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations.

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