Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed


Authors:Dr. George S. Everly Jr., Dr. Douglas A. Strouse, Dr. Dennis K. McCormack
Pub Date: August 2015
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814436042
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814436059

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First responders, emergency medical personnel, star athletes—all perform remarkable feats in the face of intense stress. But how often have you heard of athletes, businesspeople, students, or performing artists who had remarkable talent and enormous potential, but never achieved the success for which they seemed destined?

Why do some people rise above adversity and excel under pressure, and others doubt themselves and panic—or choke? What separates them is attitude. Resilient people meet adversity head-on and bounce back from setbacks. They seem to exude a natural inner strength. But studies show that they’re rarely born with this outlook; rather, it develops over time. In fact, as this book will show, you can develop the attitudes that shield you from stress and help you overcome obstacles.

Drawing on decades of research, scientific analysis, interviews with nearly 1,000 highly resilient people working in unusually stressful professions, and the unique perspectives of a standout team of authors—a stress-management expert, a skilled entrepreneur, and a Navy SEAL—Stronger analyzes the heroic exploits of the Navy SEALs and others who succeed against all odds, pinpoints the traits that define the most resilient people on earth, and reveals how you can develop this vital competitive advantage at any age.

Complete with self-assessments, engaging and empowering stories, and Rx prescriptions, this wise and practical book will teach you how to practice the essential skills that will build your resilience. With its guidance, you’ll be able to:

• Make better decisions under pressure

• Achieve peak performance

• Discover hidden opportunities

• Boost your energy, both physically and psychologically

• Recover quickly from setbacks

Change any situation for the better—and live a more satisfying and happy life. Why let problems keep you from moving forward? With Stronger you’ll develop the life-changing ability to not just withstand adversity and extreme pressure, but to succeed under even the most challenging conditions.

Competing in today’s world calls for deep reserves of strength—in sports, academic placements, auditions, promotions, or entrepreneurial success. Let Stronger give you the competitive edge you need to withstand the pressure and achieve your best!

George S. Everly Jr., Ph.D., ABBP, FAPM, is one of the founding fathers of modern stress management and a pioneer in the field of human resilience. Dr. Everly is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. He has consulted with FEMA, ATF, US Federal Air Marshals, and the FBI National Academy.

Douglas A. Strouse, Ph.D., is the Managing Partner of Wexley Consulting HRD, LLC, an international management consulting firm, and the founder and President of the Chief Executive Officers Club (CEO Club) of Baltimore. He received his doctorate in organizational management and organizational psychology, and is a recognized expert on business resilience.

Dennis K. McCormack, Ph.D., is one of the original Navy SEALs. He pioneered SEAL combat doctrine and tactics in Vietnam and holds doctoral degrees in leadership and human behavior as well as professional psychology.

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