clinical psychologist and hostage negotiator, is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the International Institute for Management Development, in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is creator and director of the High Performance Leadership Program (HPL) and of the Advanced High Performance Leadership Program (AHPL). He is also an award-winning author.
Why do some leaders overcome impossible barriers, go beyond unbearable pressure and frustration, and persevere in order to achieve outcomes seemingly beyond reach when others would give up? The answer has never been clearer: Through their desire for relentless improvement, leaders at the edge can unlock the highest levels of performance in themselves and others, making work a more exciting place to be. Leading at the edge enables people to "play to win" rather than simply "playing not to lose," a mindset that focuses on survival.