Leadership in Dangerous Situations, Second Edition

A Handbook for the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and First Responders

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This guide which, for years, has prepared military, emergency, and first responders to face psychological, social, and physical challenges of leading in dangerous contexts has been updated. The author team, which includes scholars and practitioners, has integrated current research findings, incorporated topics not covered in the prior edition and has created a reference work relevant to leaders at all levels (entry, mid, and senior) in organizations that operate in dangerous contexts   
Leadership in Dangerous Situations, Second Edition
includes nine new chapters that address character development, ethical decision-making and action, leading in uncertain times, empowering initiative, leading taskforces and cross-functional teams, operating in complex social and political environments, tactical and operational decision-making and planning, red teaming, and incident command.  
The authors wrote their chapters as acts of service to enhance the professions that serve their countries and societies.   

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Editorial Reviews

“Developing leaders at all levels who hunger for more understanding about their roles and responsibilities will find themselves fascinated by this compilation. I wish I had it when I was progressing through my career.” —Jim Schwartz, a former Fire Chief at the Pentagon on 9/11, Arlington Virginia FD
"Emergency situations are part of the job description for the military and first responders, and there are no higher stakes for leaders than when lives are on the line. This book helps leaders build trust and loyalty and navigate the decision-making process to ensure the best possible outcomes in dangerous contexts. A must-read for anyone whose team operates in unpredictable and risky environments." —Alison Levine, Team Captain, American Women's Everest Expedition
"As leaders, we have a responsibility to learn and to adapt, and to prepare the next generation to serve. As the author's observe “people attracted to dangerous-context organisations tend to have personal values that align with the organsation’s values, so service tends to be part of their individual purpose.” Thus, we have “the privilege of leading and working with good people”, and being their servants. A good guide and read, for building future leaders of the ADF." —Navy League of Australia