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ELITE! The Secret to Exceptional Leadership & Performance

ELITE! The Secret to Exceptional Leadership & Performance Coverby Floyd Woodrow & Simon Acland

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Exceptional Performance

Elite! is a collaboration between Simon Acland and Floyd Woodrow, who was a member of the elite Special Air Service Regiment until 2008. He was awarded the UK's second highest award for gallantry, the Distinguished Conduct Medal, for his services in Iraq. He is now a well-known speaker on leadership and motivation. 



Elite combines Floyd Woodrow's teachings with Simon Acland's experience of working with teams in challenging business environments to boost productivity, team cohesion, individual motivation and overall leadership. The book melds an inspiring approach with a detailed understanding of the theories and psychology that underpin cutting-edge motivational training. Whether you are seeking self-improvement or looking to get the best out of a team of hundreds, you will find the skills and practical guidance you need in Elite! 

Elite will be published by Elliott and Thompson  on 4th October 2012.


Reviews of Elite!:

"If you're interested in a glimpse into the mind of an SAS soldier, and want a commonsensical but thought-provoking insight into becoming a leader, look no further." Emma de Vita, Books Editor, Management Today

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"A down-to-earth business-leadership book with a handy section on negotiating" Mail On Sunday, 21 January 2013 

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"Guaranteed to boost productivity, team cohesion, individual motivation and overall leadership." Kobo Editor's Pick

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"There have been many books attempting to draw parallels beween military operations, sports coaching, and business performance. Few manage to draw the parallels and point out the funadamental similarities as well as this." Young Company Finance Scotland, 24 January 2013 

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What Leaders say about Elite!:

“A compelling read - insightful, imaginative and, without a doubt, inspirational"  Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner

"For anyone fascinated by how leadership works and what places the mind can travel to when dealing with pressure, this book will answer all your questions...a brilliant read.” Michael Vaughan, former England Cricket Captain

"These are real life lessons drawn from the heat of the moment, prepared for in advance. That's what makes this book special."  Roger Lewis, Head of the Welsh Rugby Union

"I recommend the book highly and would encourage both senior and middle managers to learn the lessons it offers in how to lead and contribute to high-performing leadership teams.” Emer Timmons, President, BT Global Services UK

"I have no hesitation in commending Elite as an essential read for anyone who wants to understand the secret to exceptional leadership and performance." Dr Neil Hawkes, Founder of the International Values Education Trust


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