In Extremis Leadership

Cut through faddish, flavor-of-the-month leadership approaches and get in extremis. Col. Thomas Kolditz shows how extreme life-and-death situations can offer profound lessons for leaders in any setting. Kolditz’s research reveals that the leadership skills and principles evident in dangerous settings also apply to leading in business and everyday life.

Kolditz describes a variety of high-risk situations that are ideal settings to seek and find great leaders, assess how they might be different, and gleans valuable insights for extraordinary leadership in everyday lives. Through heart-stopping real-life stories of leaders in these extreme situations, Kolditz insists that leaders at all levels can improve their effectiveness.

Col. Thomas Kolditz has served in an array of military tactical command and technical staff assignments worldwide, commanding troops through battalion level and as a leadership and human resources policy analyst in the Pentagon. (MORE)

Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Leader to Leader Institute furthers its mission — to strengthen the leadership of the social sector — by providing leaders with essential wisdom, inspiration and resources. (MORE)