Professionalism Under Stress:
Lessons for Professionalism, Gunfighting and Stress in Military and Civilian Life
Col. “Stretch” Dunn (US Army retired) and Dr. David Dyson

Contents

Dedication

Second Chance to Leave a Legacy

Calling to Help You Fulfill Your Callings

Meaning of the Title and Cover

Mission and Executive Summary

Preparation for Professionalism Lessons

      Definitions

      Our approach to Helping You

Process of Learning and Development

      Sources of Character, Competence, and Trust

7 Lessons for Professionalism

1. Develop and earn character and competence…

2. Earn empowerment…

3. Practice no excuses accountability…

4. Develop ethical fitness…

5. Think with positive expectancy…

6. Find meaning in life…

7. Be a champion for your callings and colleagues…

Preparation for Gunfighting Lessons

Definitions

      Early Lessons Learned from Combat Experience

      Military Terms Used

7 Lessons for Gunfighting Professionals

1. Develop a soldier’s heart…

2. Anticipate fear and prepare your instincts…

3. Find seasoned Noncommissioned Officer mentors

4. Be tough…experience extreme stress safely…

5. Prepare to choose the least-worst option

6. Be aggressive, clear, and decisive…

7. Put your personal affairs in order…

7 Lessons for Gunfighting Leadership

1. Gunfighting is a last resort…

2. Make sure the best leaders do the leading…

3. State intent, expectations…simply and clearly…

4. Lead by actions, not just position…

5. Prepare for suffering and death…

6. Keep the memory of loss alive…

7. Persevere—resolve to succeed…

Preparation for Stress Lessons

7 Lessons for Stress

1. Develop your Fitness Package…

2. Identify sources of stress

3. Distinguish between good and bad stress…

4. Develop a quick response strategy…

5. Use stress to help achieve peak performance…

6. Practice safe stress…

7. Create structures, habits…to leverage stress…

Executive Summary of Lessons and Call to Action Call to Action, Assessment and Action Plan Tools

1. Professionalism Assessment and Action Plan

2. Gunfighting Assessment and Action Plan

3. Wheel of Balance and Action Plan

2. Fitness Package Assessment and Action Plan

3. Time, Inspiration, Money, Energy (T.I.M.E. ) Checkup

6. Professional Life Plan Templates

7. Personal Life Plan Templates

Abstracts of Capstone Workbook/Companion Book

Closing

Appendices

Glossary

References

Genesis of our Book

More Reader Results and Responses

      Appreciation

Life Leaders Institute Books/Seminars/Services

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The seminars based on this book provide good training on strategy to be, know, and do as a true professional.

Professionals can earn continuing education hours.

 

 

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