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

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Building Teams That Build Leaders An In Extremis Case Study
 
 
In extremis circumstances tend to develop leadership qualities in those who frequent them. Dangerous contexts demand, and indeed elicit, characteristics such as authenticity and transparency that are superb traits. Such contexts call for specific mental, physical, and emotional preparation, all tailored to the unforgiving elements of environmental threat and all contributing to the development of reliable leaders across many contexts. Behaviors that are practiced in dangerous contexts help define constructive behaviors in many, if not most, leadership settings, even in the tragic circumstances surrounding death. Professional leaders, once developed in their dangerous avocation or ...

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