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Leading Beyond Crisis: The Five Pillars of Transformative Resilient Leadership
George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, FACLP, FAPA, and Amy B. Athey, PsyD, CMPC
American Psychological Association | APA / Softcover / Jan 2023
9781433838033 (ISBN-10: 1433838036)
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221 pages
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It's hard enough to lead in good times. It's even harder to lead in a crisis. This book teaches the art and science of transformative resilient leadership, a unique leadership style that focusses on spotting the opportunities that emerge from times of adversity, and leverages them to foster resilience and growth.

With over 70 years of combined experience training leaders in business, military, sports, and other high-pressure settings, psychologists George S. Everly, Jr., and Amy B. Athey have garnered unparalleled insight into how the best leaders navigate the worst. This book distills their wisdom into practical, reader-friendly chapters and profiles leaders from classical and modern history who demonstrate the five pillars of transformative resilient leadership.

Whether you are a CEO, frontline manager, director, teacher, coach, or other leader, you can learn to seize the unique opportunities afforded by crisis to achieve organizational, community, and personal growth.


In times of crisis, leadership that restores confidence, connects people, inspires growth, and creates a resilience culture that radiates to all aspects of life is priceless. This book inspires the growth of such leadership like none other I’ve read. It masterfully integrates leadership, crisis management, and resilience—brilliantly weaving together research, application, inspiration, and wisdom. Heroic leadership is not simple, or easy, but this work makes it as simple and achievable as possible. It will help any leader or aspiring leader. If you read only one leadership book, this could be the one. I’ll refer to it again and again. I enthusiastically recommend it.

— Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, Lt. Col. (USAR, ret.), University of Maryland School of Public Health (ret.), College Park, MD, United States; author, World War II Survivors: Lessons in Resilience; The Resilience Workbook; The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook

As if to reinforce the adage “necessity is the mother of invention,” one of the pioneers in his field, Dr. Everly links three crucial topics of our time (effective leadership, resilience, and crisis management) in a practical, easy-to-read book that should be studied by all who have been tasked to keep us safe and prospering. For their sake and ours, I hope Leading Beyond Crisis will set the new standard for how our leaders, no matter what their domain, are measured.

— Alan M. Langlieb, MD, MPH, MBA, Coeditor, Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace; Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital; Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, United States

Leading Beyond Crisis: The Five Pillars of Transformative Resilient Leadership is a masterful guide to that rare ability to lead through and beyond crisis, building stronger people and organizations along the way. The ability to develop a culture of resilience has never been more essential to the people and organizations that leaders serve. Everly and Athey teach us how to lead in the most effective of ways. This book is essential reading for all interested in leadership. Prepare to be inspired to lead in a strong, bold, and honorable way. This is a transformative read!

— Victor Welzant, PsyD, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc., Ellicott City, MD, United States

About the Authors:

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, FAPA, is an award-winning author, researcher, and clinical psychologist trained in business administration, neuroscience, and public health. Over the course of 40 years he has traveled to 39 countries on six continents to study first-hand crisis leadership and human resilience. Dr. Everly has held faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Harvard University, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Amy B. Athey, PsyD, CMPC, is a licensed psychologist and national leader in sport and performance psychology, crisis intervention, and nontraditional mental health and wellness programs for organizations. She has over 20 years of experience working with elite performers in sport, business, and military settings. She served as the sport psychology consultant for the 2012 Rose Bowl Championship football team and the inaugural PAC-12 Mental Health Task Force Chair, and she is the former chief wellness officer at the University of Arizona. Dr. Athey currently serves on the Human Performance Team for the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Follow Dr. Athey on Twitter at @AmyAthey .

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