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Extreme Leadership

Leaders, Teams and Situations Outside the Norm Edited by Cristina M. Giannantonio and Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Associate Professors of Management, George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University, US
Much has been written about how leaders and teams function in traditional business settings, but there is comparatively scant literature on the behaviors of leaders and teams facing extreme situations: that is, situations that fall outside the scope of daily experience. This book presents cases drawn from a diverse set of non-traditional and extreme leadership scenarios, offering a fresh perspective on both leadership research and management practice.
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78100 211 7
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Much has been written about how leaders and teams function in traditional business settings, but there is comparatively scant literature on the behaviors of leaders and teams facing extreme situations: that is, situations that fall outside the scope of daily experience. This book presents cases drawn from a diverse set of non-traditional and extreme leadership scenarios, offering a fresh perspective on both leadership research and management practice.

This groundbreaking volume features expert contributions from across the globe by both management scholars and business leaders. Divided into three main parts – Extreme Expedition Leaders, Extreme Work Teams and Extreme Individual Leaders – the book explores both specific instances of non-traditional leadership and their theoretical and practical implications. Examples discussed include polar and mountaineering expeditions such as Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, survival and rescue efforts such as the Chilean mine cave-in, security and police crises such as the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and groundbreaking media and entertainment leaders such as Francis Ford Coppola and Glenn Miller.

This unique volume will appeal to students and professors of leadership and management studies, as well as managers, executives and other corporate business leaders.
Contributors: S.E. Anderson, M.D. Bowman, J.G. Clawson, B.S. Coffey, O. Epitropaki, C.S. Fuller, C.M. Giannantonio, Y. Giordano, G.B. Graen, M. Hällgren, R.O. Harris, A. Hornett, A.E. Hurley-Hanson, R. Jordán, M. Koljatic, P. Daniels Lee, P. Lievre, M. Lindahl, I.W. Lovegrove, C. Mainemelis, L. Mann, G. Musca, M. Perez, J.G. Perkins, A. Rehn, G. Rix-Lièvre, L. Rouleau, T.A. Scandura, M.M. Sharif, T.A. Sprinkle, M.J. Urick, M. Useem
Contents:

Preface

Introduction

PART I: EXTREME EXPEDITION LEADERS
1. Extreme Leadership: Lessons from Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition
Cristina M. Giannantonio and Amy E. Hurley-Hanson

2. Extreme Leadership and Decision Making: Scott and Amundsen and the Race to the South Pole
Leon Mann

3. Leadership and Organizational Learning in Extreme Situations: Lessons of a Comparative Study of Two Polar Expeditions: One of the Greatest Disasters (Franklin, 1855) and One of the Best Achievements (Nansen, 1892)
Pascal Lievre and Géraldine Rix-Lièvre

4. Leaders in Antarctica: Characteristics of an Antarctic Station Manager
Ian Lovegrove

5. The ‘Darwin’ Mountaineering Expedition in Patagonia: A Case of Successful Leadership Failure
Linda Rouleau, Geneviève Musca, Marie Perez and Yvonne Giordano

6. Leadership at the Edge of the Summit
Betty S. Coffey and Stella E. Anderson

7. The Ghosts of Shared Leadership – On Decision-Making and Subconscious Followership in the Death Zone of K2
Marcus Hällgren, Marcus Lindahl and Alf Rehn

8. Greenland: Creating World Class Teams
James G. Clawson

PART II: EXTREME WORK TEAMS
9. Dr. Lehman: Extreme Healthcare Leadership along the shores of Lake Tanganyika
Robert O. Harris

10. Bringing Up the Thirty-Three: Emergent Principles in Multi-Tiered Leadership
Michael Useem, Rodrigo Jordán and Matko Koljatic

11. Team Leadership: The Chilean Mine Case
Terri A. Scandura and Monica M. Sharif

12. Where Pure Leadership is Revealed: Our Police in Harm's Way
Mark D. Bowerman and George B. Graen

PART III: EXTREME INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
13. Glenn Miller: Leadership Lessons from a Successful Big Band Musician
Michael J. Urick and Therese A. Sprinkle

14. Extreme Leadership as Creative Leadership: Reflections on Francis Ford Coppola in the Godfather
Charalampos Mainemelis and Olga Epitropaki

15. Lost in a Fog? Power Comes from Values
Andrea Hornett, Peggy Daniels Lee and James G. Perkins

16. Jeanne’s Story: A Leader and Her Team’s Journey Through Crisis
Connie S. Fuller

17. The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings
Amy E. Hurley-Hanson and Cristina M. Giannantonio