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Neil Jurd OBE

Neil Jurd is a global expert in leadership development.  He is the Founder of Leader Connect, and author of The Leadership Book – the bestselling handbook to leadership and team development.  His articles on leadership and team development regularly feature in international business publications and he is often a guest on leadership podcasts.  Leader Connect run highly effective leadership development courses for organisations, based on the theory in The Leadership Book. 


A former Army Officer, Neil led soldiers on operations around the world.  He was injured by enemy fire in Iraq, and served as an instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.   Neil has an MA from Cranfield University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Lancaster University.  He was awarded the British Citizen Award in 2020 and was appointed OBE in 2021. 

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