Book description

Proven tools to take your team and yourself to the next level

Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL is a practical, no-nonsense guide to elevate your leadership skills and drive your team to their maximum potential. Before you can push your team to the max, you must push yourself—elite teams require elite leaders. This invaluable guide supplies the tools you need to develop effective strategies to motivate, adapt, and overcome. Author Nick Hays combines military training with Harvard education to present a comprehensive program that will unlock the potential in yourself and your team.

The business environment has changed dramatically over the last several decades. Volatile market conditions, disruptive innovation, and digital transformations across entire sectors have rendered traditional business methods obsolete. To thrive, businesses must be adaptable, agile, and lean. Policies and procedures may change, but strong leadership and shared goals ensure a source of strength and continuity. Providing real-world methods and effective strategies, this essential resource will allow you to:

  • Embrace the Warrior Mindset to always be proactive, never a victim
  • Develop the trust of your team through strength and shared experience
  • Devise durable and sustainable business strategies and contingency plans that adapt to fluid situations
  • Promote a culture of innovation and authenticity to deliver a solid foundation for your team

Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL is a must-read guide for everyone from aspiring entrepreneurs to established business leaders. No matter the stage of your business—development, exploitation, or disruption—Elite will change your approach to business and unlock the warrior within.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. Joined the Military
    2. Setbacks
    3. A Navy SEAL and Beyond
    4. Formal Education
    5. Carrier Change
    6. Fail Between the Lines
    7. What to Expect
    8. Notes
  3. Chapter 1: Remove the Dead Weight
    1. Creating a Masterpiece
    2. Assets and Liabilities
    3. The Backpack
    4. Evaluate the Weight
  4. Chapter 2: No More Excuses
    1. Fall from Perfect
    2. Take Action
    3. Find Your Optimal Performance
    4. Inverted U and Stress Control
    5. Find Peace in Admitting Your Fear
    6. The Potential of Failure Is Not an Excuse
  5. Chapter 3: Take Control of Your Thoughts
    1. The Confidence Dial
    2. Insecurity
    3. Arrogance
  6. Chapter 4: Be Mentally Tough
    1. Climbing High
    2. Humble Beginnings
    3. A Long Way to Go
    4. The Ascent
    5. In Over Our Heads
    6. Final Stretch
    7. Lessons Learned
    8. Crawl, Walk, Run
  7. Chapter 5: Choosing the Warrior Mentality
    1. Marathon Is Half the Word
    2. Be Better Today Than Yesterday
    3. Almost a Victim
    4. Look Forward, Not Back
    5. My Accelerator Moment
    6. Be 1% Better Every Day
  8. Chapter 6: Be Self-Aware
    1. What Is Your Personality Type?
    2. Know Where You’re Coming From
    3. Play Well with Others
  9. Chapter 7: Surround Yourself with the Right People
    1. It Starts with Authenticity
    2. Relationships: The Expanding Circle
    3. In Practice
    4. Start Building
  10. Chapter 8: Pursue Mentorship
    1. Mistakes Were Made
    2. Learning Curve Cost
    3. Value of a Mentor
    4. Course Correction
    5. Choosing a Mentor
    6. Let Your Mentor Know
    7. Elite Mentors Create Elite Mentors
    8. How to Mentor Others
  11. Chapter 9: Continually Improve Your Situation
    1. The SEAL Delivery Vehicle
    2. A Frogman Story
    3. Maximize Your Upside, Minimize Your Downside
    4. Ownership
    5. Lessons Learned
  12. Chapter 10: Make Decisions That Produce Good Results
    1. OODA Loop
    2. Loop versus Loop
    3. When to Pivot
    4. Train How You Fight
    5. In Practice
  13. Chapter 11: Guard Your Time
    1. Social Media
    2. In the Workplace
    3. Find Your Why
  14. Chapter 12: Guard Your Mind
    1. Hell Week
    2. Protect Your Mental Hard Drive
    3. Localize Your Data
  15. Chapter 13: Whatever It Takes
    1. Taking Command of My Life
    2. A Very Long Day
    3. Be Unbeatable
  16. What’s Next?
  17. Acknowledgments
    1. Family
    2. Childhood/Developmental Influence
    3. Professional Mentors
    4. HBS
    5. Book Process
    6. Book Previews
    7. John Wiley & Sons
    8. Lost Warriors
  18. About the Author
  19. Index
  20. Eula

Product information

  • Title: Elite
  • Author(s): Nick Hays
  • Release date: May 2019
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119538097