Author(s): Anthony Middleton
No other military unit in the world can match the reputation of Britain's SAS. They are the men in the shadows who operate in the planet's most dangerous places and who have become bywords for qualities like bravery, resilience and outstanding leadership. Their skills and techniques have been tested in the crucible of the most demanding environments imaginable, but many of these can also be applied to our everyday lives. Each of the four author - the stars of the hit Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins - have parlayed the working practices and lessons they learned in their lives as elite operators into successful careers outside the regiment, and in this book they will share these with us to show how we can do the same. This book takes situations all of us will experience during our lives and presents tactical lessons drawn from their own training and battlefield experience on how to handle them successfully. Middleton, Fox, Ollerton, and Maclachlan demonstrate how their psychological tactics can be applied in any environment: the workplace, home, pub, classroom, gym, stressful car journey, doctor's waiting room and packed train carriage. Their advice on negotiation, people management, self-motivation, and resilience, among other things, can transform your performance in a whole range of scenarios: from buying a house, nailing a job interview, and the experience of dealing with rejection, to maintaining a diet, or managing that pushy colleague at work.
Anthony Middleton, Colin Maclachlan, Jason 'Foxy' Fox and Matthew 'Ollie' Ollerton make up the Directing Staff on the Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins, where they put members of the public through the rigours of a simulated SAS selection process. Together they have dozens of tours of Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Sierra Leone under their belts and have all served in the UK's Special Forces (SAS or SBS).