Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL

  • 2h 51m
  • Nick Hays
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

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.

About the Author

Nick Hays is not your typical Navy SEAL. After cutting weight as a wrestler, his growth was severely stunted. Standing just over 5 feet tall, he was often bullied as a kid and was laughed at when he told others of his dream to become a member of one of the worlds most elite units. Nick learned that what first seemed like a deficiency was indeed his greatest strength because it made him immune to adversity. After leaving the SEAL Teams at ten years, he began contracting in the middle east. Nick’s operating days came to an end when he ruptured a disk while preparing for an operation in Afghanistan.

Disillusioned, broken and without means to provide for his family Nick was left without a purpose in life. After recovery, his training kicked in, and he remembered the lessons learned from the SEAL teams and put them to the test with professional athletes. Word spread and before he knew it he was training the Miami Heat and eventually worked with the Atlanta Falcons on their way to a Super Bowl. Nick holds a BA from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Business from the University of San Diego and a post-graduate degree from Harvard Business School. He now resides in California with his wife and their three children.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Remove the Dead Weight
  • No More Excuses
  • Take Control of Your Thoughts
  • Be Mentally Tough
  • Choosing the Warrior Mentality
  • Be Self-Aware
  • Surround Yourself with the Right People
  • Pursue Mentorship
  • Continually Improve Your Situation
  • Make Decisions That Produce Good Results
  • Guard Your Time
  • Guard Your Mind
  • Whatever it Takes
  • What’s Next?


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