Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others

“Bob Glazer is an unusually forward-thinking leader, and in this book he highlights some of his most inspiring lessons about how to bring out the best in yourself and others.”

-Adam Grant, author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B

Coming October 1, 2019
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What You Will Learn From This Book

  • What capacity building is and how it can change your life
  • The four elements of capacity building and why they matter: Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical and Emotional
  • How to harness your Spiritual Capacity, discover your core values and align to them in your daily actions.
  • How you can build your Intellectual Capacity by setting goals, developing good routines and learning continuously.
  • Why anybody, regardless of age or fitness, can improve their performance by building their Physical Capacity.
  • The way Emotional Capacity affects everything we do, and how important the quality of relationships and management of emotions are to your performance.

Praise for Elevate

“If you’ve been looking for a mentor — someone to increase your spiritual, intellectual, and emotional capacities — here it is in book form. ELEVATE will help you set the right goals for a well-rounded life, then equip you with the skills and attitudes to achieve them.”
Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE
”The best leaders are dedicated to helping people improve, and inspiring them to learn from others.  With Elevate, Robert Glazer gives the inspiration and tools to help anyone expand their capacity, achieve their goals and lead the people around them to take the same path.”
Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Thinkers 50 - #1 Executive Coach Worldwide
"In an act of real generosity and vulnerability, Glazer shares his recipe for integrating spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional growth to build one’s capacity. We can all learn from his example, his wisdom, and also the mistakes he's brave enough to share on the journey to elevate himself and countless others!"
Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing Your Humanity
“Leaders who elevate both themselves and their people will see the greatest success in these turbulent times. In Elevate, Glazer demonstrates how the four elements of capacity, explored both separately and as part of an integrated whole, offer a blueprint for personal and professional achievement. On every page, Glazer’s advice is both encouraging and realistic and he masterfully combines real-world examples and clear framework for anyone to reach a higher level of achievement.”
Stew Friedman, Wharton School professor & author of Total Leadership
“This book is simply a masterpiece. It’s an easy-to-read yet profoundly valuable guidebook to living a successful (as YOU define success), happy, and joy-filled life. Each and every page contains golden nuggets of wisdom within a system you can follow to blow past perceived self-limits and accomplish more than you might presently think possible. Best of all, Glazer equips you to improve the lives of others as you help lead them to do the same. And - by all means - by a copy of this book for your children, grandchildren, your business team, and everyone else who you want to help be nine steps ahead of the game…in a ten-step game.”
Bob Burg, coauthor of the "Go-Giver” Series and author of “Adversaries into Allies"
Bob Glazer has become one of the finest business columnists writing today, and he’s done it while building a truly great company, Acceleration Partners. You can get a taste of both from this wonderful book.
Bo Burlingham, author of Small Giants and Finish Big

Partnering with BUILD


I’m proud to contribute a portion of the proceeds of this book to BUILD.

BUILD is a national organization that identifies self-driven and underserved high school students; provides them with the inspiration, skills, actual experience, and mentorship necessary for success; and connects them with business leaders. As its name signifies, it’s an organization focused on building kids up and increasing their capacity across each of the four elements of capacity building.

More About Elevate

This journey started with an email.

In late 2015, I started sending an email to my team each Friday. While the subject varied each week, the unifying themes were inspiration, high-performance and the courage to push limits and achieve. To my surprise, my colleagues started telling me how much they looked forward to the email each week, and said that they were forwarding it to friends and family as well. I decided to expand the email to my entire network, and Friday Forward was born.

Even more surprising, writing the Friday Forward brought me greater clarity on my purpose and my values. I discovered my passion for helping others be their best selves, and unlocking successes that previously seemed inaccessible. In particular, I was drawn to the concept of self-improvement, and I learned in order to achieve anything worth pursuing in life, we first need to build our capacity.

Once I dedicated more thought and research to the idea of capacity building and came to realize that there are four elements of capacity building: Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical and Emotional. Each individual person is stronger in some of these areas than in others, but elevating your performance requires you to build all four capacities, simultaneously.

Elevate is a guide to how to build those four capacities. After introducing the concept of capacity building itself, the book takes an in-depth look at each of the four capacities, explaining why they matter, how they lead directly to achievement, and actionable steps to improve in each of the four elements.

Elevate is not a book of theories or abstract concepts. This is intended for people who are dedicated to achieving elevated performance in both life and business. I hope you will join this journey.

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