Books and Research by Dr. Chris Johnson



People are players of constantly evolving games. When our game is off, things fall apart. Friendships, love interests, and professional relationships crash. To excel, we must level up, becoming the champions of our story. A story in which the world is your playground.

Join Dr. Johnson as he explores the human experience through this playful and gamified perspective. Chris breathes life into textbook topics through tales of adventurers, comic book heroes, scientists, mythological beings, and philosophers. He illustrates a world where our best self is akin to an action-adventure hero. You will learn how play and sports are the modern hero’s journey. Discover the Ludus and live like the hero of your favorite game.

A Vigorous Life A Guided Journey of Purpose and Fulfillmen

Join Dr. Christopher P. Johnson as he guides you on a journey exploring what makes life fulfilling.  This trip will unravel the complexities of life, leadership, teamwork, and society.

Dr. Johnson's doctoral dissertation, A Comparison of Sport and Military Leaders is now available in book format! This study provides leaders from diverse backgrounds with a comprehensive overview of existing research of leadership between sport and military leaders. Sports and the military are industries where leadership is applied over a wide range of diverse and dynamic situations. By comparing athletes’ and military personnel’s views on their leaders’ leadership style effectiveness, it provided insight that can be carried to other domains.  The results of the Coaching Behaviour Scale for Sports CBS-S study instrument were analyzed and interpreted to determine which characteristics are most similar between the two industries.

Use Chris's PROgression Journal  to track all your workouts.  The PROgression Journal is designed specifically for PROformance Training Systems(TM).   It includes a brief overview of PTS as well as workout logs to track your progress.