In this short interview, Thomas Kolditz shows how extreme life-and-death situations can offer profound lessons for leaders in any setting. His research reveals that the leadership skills and principles evident in dangerous settings also apply to leading in business and everyday life. Kolditz is a Yale professor and former head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the US Military Academy.
Kolditz is the author of In Extremis Leadership: Leading As If Your Life Depended On It (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation). He will be the featured presenter of our next Thought Leader Series broadcast on May 15th entitled In Extremis Leadership (in so doing replacing Robert Knowling previously scheduled to present on Leading a Successful Organizational Transformation.)