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Foreword xi

Preface xiv

Acknowledgments xxi

Chapter 1: Active Optimism and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 1

Chapter 2: The Courage to Be Decisive and Take Personal Responsibility 47

Chapter 3: The Moral Compass: Honesty, Integrity, Fidelity, and Ethical Behavior 83

Chapter 4: Relentless Tenacity: Try, Try Again 129

Chapter 5: Gain Strength from the Support of Others 153

Chapter 6: Lessons Learned About Human Resilience 185

References 201

Index 207

About the Authors 215

About the Author

George S Everly Jr., PH.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. One of the fathers of modern stress management, he has consulted with FEMA, ATF, and the FBI National Academy. 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 behaviour, and professional psychology. Douglas A Strouse, PH.D., is founder and CEO of Global Data Source. He has a doctorate in organisational psychology and is a recognised expert on business resilience.


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