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  • Published: 26 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473576858
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Stand Up Straight

10 Life Lessons from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst




For Life's Everyday Battles - The first official self-improvement and leadership book by the world-leading Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the British Army's Officer Training programme

THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER_________________________________'Inspirational… Sandhurst helped me to discover my potential. Now discover yours.' Tim Peake, ESA astronaut

‘Brilliant, practical advice. Can help transform your mindset and life.' Ollie Ollerton, star of SAS: Who Dares Wins and bestselling author of Break Point_________________________________For Life's Everyday Battles - The first official self-improvement and leadership book from the British Army's world-leading Sandhurst Academy.

Winston Churchill never surrendered. Prince Harry has fought for mental health around the world.Tobias Ellwood risked his life to save others during the Westminster terrorist attack. Tim Peake became Britain's first astronaut on the International Space Station. Nicola Wetherill led the first all-female expedition across the Antarctic ice.Ed Withey even organized his wedding with military precision.

The one thing all of these individuals have in common? Their world-class Sandhurst training.Stand Up Straight applies 10 simple but transformative lessons that every officer is taught during their time at the world-famous military academy. Modern and counter-intuitive, with its lessons ranging from making your bed and ironing your shirt to achieving discipline, emotional intelligence, resilience and fast decision-making under pressure, the book draws on first-hand experiences from war as well as the leadership lessons taught at Sandhurst.

The result is a groundbreaking personal development book that can easily be applied to every aspect of civilian life - work, home, confidence, anxiety, family and friends._________________________________‘‘Military Mindfulness’ … can help us all reach our potential’ TELEGRAPH

'I loved this book' CHRIS EVANS, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

‘Brilliant ... military rules that can change your life ... Sandhurst’s precious life lessons, self-discipline, teamwork, even standing up straight, can make life run smoother, better, nobler, longer’ DAILY MAIL‘Follow the General’s orders and fold your socks. You’ll be a better person for it’ THE TIMES'These military men are on to something. Something as simple as making the bed really can change the mood of the day. Starting right increases your chances of tacking the to-do list with a sense of calm if not ease.' INDEPENDENT

‘It’s a fantastic read on how to sort yourself out.’ PIERS MORGAN'It’s a fascinating book, full of good old-fashioned common sense […] As the Sandhurst alumni include Winston Churchill and Tim Peake, it’s a game-raiser.' THIS ENGLAND

  • Published: 26 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473576858
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the author

Paul Nanson

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of leading their soldiers. During training, all officer cadets learn to live by the academy’s motto: ‘Serve to Lead’. Officers who have graduated from Sandhurst include: Prince William, Prince Harry, Sir Winston Churchill and astronaut Tim Peake. Other Nations choose to send their personnel to Sandhurst for Officer training because it is recognised as a world-leading military training academy.

Major General Paul Nanson CBE is a British Army officer who serves as Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and General Officer Commanding Recruiting and Initial Training Command. During his thirty year career in the British army, he has served in The Troubles, the Gulf War, the Bosnian War, the Iraq War, and the war in Afghanistan, which saw him appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for distinguished services. In his tenure at Sandhurst he has established the Centre for Army Leadership, the world's premier centre for army leadership.

Praise for Stand Up Straight

Fight your own battles with Sandhurst's self-help book.

Telegraph

Inspirational… Sandhurst helped me to discover my potential. Now discover yours.

Tim Peake, ESA astronaut

I loved this book.

CHRIS EVANS, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Brilliant, practical advice. Can help transform your mindset and life.

OLLIE OLLERTON, Ex-Special Forces Soldier, star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, bestselling author of Break Point

These military men are on to something. Something as simple as making the bed really can change the mood of the day. Starting right increases your chances of tacking the to-do list with a sense of calm if not ease.

INDEPENDENT

Paul Nanson shows us what works under the most testing conditions [...] Nanson’s succinct text is light and portable, […] and will travel far with you.

THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

I like the concept of Command Time, and the potential for using it to validate any absence from my desk. “I’m taking Command Time!” sounds so much more, well, commanding than muttering, “I’m just nipping out,” so I’m pleased to hear Nanson has more of these appellations up his well-ironed sleeve.

SPECTATOR LIFE

It’s a fascinating book, full of good old-fashioned common sense […] As the Sandhurst alumni include Winston Churchill and Tim Peake, it’s a game-raiser.

THIS ENGLAND

This small book succinctly crystallises some quite fundamental concepts, has emotional resonance, and may well be of significant practical value. I strongly recommend it.

WAVELL ROOM

Sometimes, the pen can still be as mighty as the sword.

DAILY EXPRESS

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