Leaders247.com highly encourages listeners to read this book. In fact, we feel this is one of those critical leadership books that teaches true and authentic principles that help us endure traumatic leadership crises. In particular, this book reveals how to survive and thrive even after a harrowing experience. Men and women who return from combat and war-like situations deal with scarring and debilitating mental and emotional issues that most people cannot conceive. But, Veteran or not; or related to a Veteran or not; this book provides deep insight into successfully navigating, and then healing from intense and traumatic situations. Every leader should know this content.
With a unique blend of personal narratives and current research, author Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas explores this question:
What if we could train America’s service members to success in mental battles as we do in physical ones?
This book unpacks the possibility of mental fitness training programs that bulletproof the psyche and shift the paradigm from treatment to resilience.
In an accessible and inspiring way, this Marine-turned-PhD outlines clear strategies – including social support, self care, and spiritual practice – for readers to meet the challenge of living purposeful lives. Her research offers a wealth of knowledge and practical guidance for veterans, their family members, military commands, mental health professionals, and everyday citizens who identify with the title “warrior.” Resilience can be trained and cultivated in all of us.