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

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Leading When Tragedy Strikes Learning to Cope with Loss
 
 
In extremis leadership holds a certain moral high ground because the consequences are recognized as potentially grave. In dangerous contexts, the best leaders know their jobs, commit to their followers, make themselves physically strong and resilient, and prepare themselves emotionally. In life’s less dangerous undertakings, the same principles also hold true. Although this book focuses on in extremis leadership, fundamentally it’s about helping all people live their lives with the benefit of exemplary leadership. Unfortunately, studying leadership in dangerous contexts means coming to grips with the fact that some leaders, and many who are led, will not live out their lives. All leaders ...

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