Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD, is President of Strozzi Institute, The Center for Leadership and Mastery. He has a seventh-degree black belt in aikido and a doctorate in psychology. Dr. Strozzi-Heckler has taught the principles of embodied leadership and mastery to business, government, military, non-profits, health care, and education for the last thirty years. He is the author of The Anatomy of Change and The Leadership Dojo; and the editor of Aikido and the New Warrior, Being Human at Work: Bringing Somatic Intelligence into Your Professional Life, and Holding the Center.
"In my personal opinion, Strozzi-Heckler hits the mark in
identifying one of the most troubling problems affecting today's
U.S. military forces: the ascendancy of technology at the expense
of moral values that underpin the true spirit of the Profession of
Arms. A must read for those amongs us who really consider
--Michael E. Haas, Lt. Colonel, United States Air Force; Head, Air Force Special Operations
"What a story this is! Strozzi-Heckler's chronicle of the army's
daring experiment in awareness training for twenty-five Green
Berets is must reading for anyone interested in the role of the
warrior in a technological age. But more than that, it is an
illumination of courage and vulnerability and what it means to be a
man. I couldn't put it down."
--George Leonard, author of The Silent Pulse and The Ultimate Athlete "The Marine Martial Art program grew out of the conviction that every Marine must be imbued with the values that have sustained the Corps throughout its 227-year history--honor, courage, and commitment. These warrior values are at the heart of Richard Strozzi-Heckler's work with the Marine Corps and the other services to strengthen those who go in harm's way in order to preserve our freedom. In Search of the Warrior Spirit reminds us of how urgent that task is."
--R.D. Hearney, General, United States Marine Corps (Ret.); former Assistant Commandant "An exciting journal of discovery...Essential reading for military leaders who want to broaden their ability to adapt to a world characterized by ambiguity. Strozzi-Heckler's original work helps readers link the important of mind-body-spirit integration to cutting edge leadership in a pragmatic and thoughtful manner."
--Fred T. Krawchuk, Lt. Colonel, United States Army Special Forces