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.
Table of Contents
Other Publications from the Leader to Leader Institute
ABOUT THE LEADER TO LEADER INSTITUTE
Youâre About to Take an Exciting Ride
Learning from In Extremis Leaders: Retracing Pathways in the Shadow of Death
An Overview of the Lessons Ahead
How This Book Can Help All Leaders
Chapter 1 - Key Characteristics of In Extremis Leadersâ and How They Are ...
Getting Started: Ranking In Extremis Leadership Competencies
In Extremis Leaders Are Inherently Motivated
In Extremis Leaders Embrace Continuous Learning
In Extremis Leaders Share Risk with Their Followers
In Extremis Leaders Have a Common Lifestyle with Their Followers: Thereâs No Elitism
In Extremis Leaders Have and Inspire High Competence, Trust, and Loyalty
Final Thoughts: Consider Your Own Leadership Competence
Chapter 2 - In Extremis Lessons for Business and Life Strengthening Your Own ...
Moving from Transactional to Transformational Leadership
What Leaders in Business Can Learn from In Extremis Leaders
Lesson One: Motivation Is Most Powerful When Paired with an Emphasis on Learning
Lesson Two: Sharing Risk Strengthens Credibility and Can Improve a Leaderâs ...
Lesson Three: Your Lifestyle Reveals What You Value to Followers
Lesson Four: When You Develop Competence, Youâre Also Developing Trust and Loyalty
Lesson Five: Extreme Threat, Whether to Corporate or Living Bodies, Reveals the ...
Lesson Six: Your RÃ©sumÃ© and Pedigree Are Irrelevant
Lesson Seven: Use the Life-Altering Quality of Your Business or Your Actions to Inspire
Lesson Eight: Leadership Effectiveness May Be Contextual
Lesson Nine: The Best Leaders Want to Be Leaders with Passion
Final Thoughts: Consider How In Extremis Leadership Might Apply to Your Organization
Chapter 3 - The In Extremis Leadership Model What It Is, Why It Works, and How ...
Defining Authentic Leadership
Is the In Extremis Model Values Based?
Recognizing, at All Times, the Inherent Value of Human Life
The In Extremis Leaderâs Character: Giving Purpose, Motivation, and Direction ...
What In Extremis Leadership Means for Leader Developers
Putting the Theory to Work: In Extremis Leader Development
Training with Physically Challenging Activities
Does Conventional Leader Development Fall Short?
An Inspirational Leader-Development Approach
Final Thoughts: Consider How to Develop Future Leaders in Your Organization
Chapter 4 - Learning About Fear and Leadership from Dangerous Settings ...
Plumbing the Depths of Fear in Dangerous Situations
Why In Extremis Settings Flatten Emotions
Controlling Emotions: A Bad Strategy for High-Risk Leaders
Leading Without Ego
How Leaders Should Handle and Overcome Fear
The Perils of Blame: Finger-Pointing Is Not Effective Leadership
The Perils of Defeatism: Giving Up Is Not Good Leadership
Final Thoughts: Consider How You Handle Emotion During In Extremis Situations
Chapter 5 - Leading When Tragedy Strikes Learning to Cope with Loss
Leading Around Death Is Symbolic: Demonstrate Respect
Handling the Death Event
The Value of Good Leadership in Times of Tragedy
Final Thoughts: How to Lead When Tragedy Strikes in Your Organization
Chapter 6 - Building Teams That Build Leaders An In Extremis Case Study
Teams Are Uniquely Valuable in Developing Future Leaders
Learning Leadership on Teams: Beyond Fair Play to In Extremis Lessons
Collegiate Parachuting: A Lab for In Extremis Leadership
How West Point Selects Cadet Leaders
How to Compose a High-Performing Team
Leader Developers for High-Performing Teams
Team Development and Institutional Resistance
Final Thoughts: Building Developmental Teams on the In Extremis Model