Navy SEAL Commander Rich Diviney - Uncovering The Hidden Attributes of Optimal Performers


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Rich Diviney is a Navy SEAL commander who served over twenty years in the Teams and deployed eleven times to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also the officer in charge of training for one of the world's premier special-operations units where he spearheaded the creation of a directorate where the best of the best SOF soldiers practiced the physical, mental, and emotional disciplines of flow states and peak performance. Rich also led a team that designed the “Mind Gym,” a cutting edge facility that helped special operators strengthen and enhance their mind to perform faster, longer, and more effectively, especially in high-pressure environments. Since retiring from the NAVY, Rich has worked as a speaker and consultant with the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. Rich is also the author of a new book, due for release on January 26th, 2021 entitled, "The Attributes, 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance." In this episode, Rich and I discuss his role in selecting the best SOF Operators for a specialized command and how he learned to build an elite team by prioritizing attributes over skills. We also explore his creation of the Navy SEAL's first-ever Mind Gym where Special Operators train to achieve superior mental performance. Additionally, we delve into Rich's upcoming book, "The Attributes - 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance," and the key distinction between operating at peak versus optimum levels. Rich and I also talk about the "Courage Circuit," Task Switching and the myth of the "Multi-Tasker," why it's more important to be Disciplined than to have Self-Discipline, and why being Authentic and encouraging Trust is the key to great leadership and building optimally performing teams. - Links: Rich Diviney - The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance -

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