The many people you will read about in this book placed their lives at genuine risk—some as part of living their own exciting lives and some specifically for the purpose of researching this book. The lessons you learn from their sojourns to the edge of life and death will forever change the way you lead.
This book uncovers new leadership lessons from firsthand experience in dangerous places. I say “new” because the principles described in this book haven’t been put forth in other books you might have read about leadership. That’s because this book gets at leadership as it is practiced at a peak of intensity: by watching leaders in circumstances where lives can be lost.
In situations where followers perceive their lives are threatened, ...