'a powerful text that will benefit any reader' - Dr Richard Harris SC, OAM, hero of the Thai cave rescueLife is hard. Rocketing rates of physical and mental health issues are testimony to the immense pressures of our complex world. So how do we become tough and adaptable to face life's challenges?The Resilience Shield provides that defence. In their groundbreaking guide to overcoming adversity, Australian SAS veterans Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk DSC and Tim Curtis take you behind the scenes of special operations missions, into the boardrooms of leading companies and through the depths of contemporary research in order to demystify and define resilience. Through lessons learned in and out of uniform, they've come to understand the critical components of resilience and how it can be developed in anyone - including you.The Resilience Shield explores the hard-won resilience secrets of elite soldiers and the latest thinking on mental and physical wellbeing. This book will equip you with an arsenal of practical tools for you to start making immediate improvements in your life that are attainable and sustainable.Let's build your shield!Praise for The Resilience Shield'informative and enlightening . . . compelling lessons and advice' - The Hon Julie Bishop'Clear, approachable insights into resilience' - Merrick Watts'A blend of raw experience and impeccable science...a brilliant guidebook for our times' - Hugh Mackay AO
Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk, DSC and Tim Curtis are Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) veterans with MBAs. They have over 60 years combined experience in leading high-performance teams, including in the most challenging operational environments such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Timor Leste and through counter-terrorism and special recovery operations. Between them they have raised specialist national capabilities, advised foreign governments and run multinational companies. Their knowledge is unique as theirs is lived experience backed by academic proof. The authors currently work to support clients in improving their capabilities at the intersection of leadership, teamwork, resilience and crisis management.
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