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'So much of what I know about trust I learned from Rich Diviney'- Simon Sinek
'Incredible... explains why some people thrive - even when things get hard' - Charles Duhigg
'If you care about getting better, you need to buy this book' Daniel Coyle
Learn the secret to being your best
During his twenty years as a Navy officer and SEAL, Rich Diviney was intimately involved in specialized SEAL selection, whittling hundreds of extraordinary candidates down to a handful of elite performers. But Diviney was often surprised by who succeeded. Those with the right skills sometimes failed, while others he had initially dismissed became top performers. Why weren't the most skillful candidates the ones who would succeed best in some of the world's toughest military assignments?
Through years of observation, Diviney cracked the code: beneath obvious skills are a successful recruit's core attributes, the innate traits for a person's performance as an individual and in a team. This book defines these key attributes - including cunning, adaptability, even narcissism - so you can identify and understand your own and those of people around you, helping you perform optimally in all areas of your life.
Diviney, a former Navy SEAL, debuts with a straightforward program for understanding and teaching others how to perform well under myriad circumstances. Diviney writes that he observed many highly qualified applicants drop out of SEAL training, and, after studying the qualities of the men who finished the course, realized it wasn't skills that made some applicants successful, but rather attributes: "Are you highly adaptable with a strong sense of humility but low accountability? You'll perform differently than someone who's cunning and disciplined and fears rejection." Diviney divides his key attributes into five areas grit, mental acuity, drive, leadership, and teamability. For instance, grit requires courage, perseverance, adaptability, and resilience. For each attribute, he provides case studies and research into how to get the most out of oneself and others. To explain the attributes of mental acuity situational awareness, compartmentalization, and learnability he presents the hypothetical scenario of losing a child on a subway and the steps of reducing fear and creating a plan under pressure. Business leaders looking to improve their organizations will want to take a look at Diviney's guide to identifying and making the most of others' attributes.