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First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL by Brian Iron Ed Hiner

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CHAPTER 5

Be It Ever So Humble: There Is No Place Like Leadership

Before 9/11, I read the book On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman. It has become a standard text, especially in law enforcement circles, and it offers insight into the psychological implications of killing other human beings. Lieutenant Colonel Grossman refers to several studies showing that, throughout history, human beings did not want to kill each other and often never fired their weapons, even in war.

Grossman cites statistics from the Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia by F. A. Lord, which tells us that ...

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