O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Resource
Physical Development for In Extremis Leaders
Danger makes it important for in extremis leaders to maintain exceptional cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. My fitness icon when I was younger was Lieutenant Colonel Dave Petraeus, currently serving as a four-star general, and charged with command of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. He could run farther and faster than most of his men and was fond of demonstrating a rope climb without the use of his legs, ascending a twenty-five-foot climbing rope hand over hand in an L-shaped pike position. Fitness was a huge part of Petraeus’s leadership style, and of his life.
In 1991, just prior to my arrival in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Petraeus was commanding an infantry ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required