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In Extremis Leadership by Joseph W. Pfeifer, Thomas A. Kolditz

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Conclusion
 
 
The study of in extremis leadership leads the curious up the sides of mountains, out the door of flying aircraft, on the desert floor of warring countries, into the jungles ruled by feline kings, and through the doors of urban apartments fraught with fire and crime. This book has been about the people who live and work in exceptional places. In these exceptional places, people will die. But from these same places, incredible leaders will be born, their emergence crafted in a crucible of life-and-death outcomes.
The in extremis crucible is unique, and it produces unique outcomes. Authentic challenges produce authentic leaders. Settings that betray selfish people produce selfless leaders. Conditions intolerant of incompetence or inattentiveness ...

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