“Homework” Deadly Force by Massad Ayoob, “Law of Self Defense” by Andrew Branca, and “Hug Your Haters” by Jay Baer - a great book about customer service and embracing others who have differing opinions to learn and grow.
Another AWESOME book I recommend everyone read is “Leadership and Self Deception”. It’s not related to self defense, but shares a great way of looking at people and problems instead of looking at people as problems. It’s a subtle mind shift that is life changing. About 45 pages into the book I realized some pretty substantial things about why things happened the way they did in my life and the part I played in them. Very much an ah-ha book for me. Maybe it just hit me at the exact right time.
Finished “Leadership and Self Deception”- useful stuff in there.
Now listening to The Science of Rapid Skill Acquisition by Peter Hollins. Some good strategies, although I think some of it is old-school and maybe a bit dated. I actually like The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle a LOT better. Might put that one back in the rotation for another listen.
On Deck: Hug your Haters
In the Hole: Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun
interesting insights into the inventor, the firearm, the political intrigues, murder-for-hire scheme, and the brilliant marketing strategies that have made Glocks the standard for American gun culture that they are.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
SERIOUSLY good insight to what makes a team work, and what kills a team, and practical information about how to use the information they are providing. @Dawn if this one isn’t on your reading list, I’d add it to your homework
I guess much of this is already in play at USCCA, but if not, it’ll be things you can put to work. A lot of it is at work in this community too.
Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts (Martial Science)
If you understand the WHY of how a thing works, it gives you the power to improve your self training and improvise on your feet when needed.
Some stuff in here that doesn’t apply to firearms directly but almost all of it applies to self defense.