Regular readers know that we routinely suggest books, articles, manuals, videos, and other learning resources related to school safety. In the past, we have highlighted Dr. Gary Klein’s excellent book Sources of Power – How People Make Decisions from MIT Press as a valuable school safety resource.
For those school safety experts and practitioners who are concerned with life and death decision making in the prevention, as well as preparedness and response arenas, I also highly recommend his book The Power of Intuition – How to Use your Gut Feelings to Make Better Decisions at Work which is published by Doubleday.
Klein is a brilliant researcher who does a superb job demonstrating how we can make more effective decisions when we learn to trust our intuition. Klein maintains that intuition is really much more than a gut reaction because our intuition is based on our factual life experience. This book is an especially valuable resource for people who need to train others to be able to spot signs that a person could be dangerous and/or to be able to rapidly make life and death decisions.
I read The Power of Intuition while conducting research for our new book Staying Alive – How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters which is due out in bookstores on May 14, 2014. I recommend The Power of Intuition for all who seek to carefully research the field of school safety.