Thu, 25 March 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

The Attributes – The Secrets of Optimal Performance

Retired Navy SEAL Commander Rich Diviney In Conversation With Matthew Stadlen

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Navy SEAL officer and founder of the SEAL ‘MindGym’, Rich Diviney reveals the attributes that determine success in any area, and how they can be developed and built.

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 skilful 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. In this livestream, In Conversation event, Rich will define 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.

Praise for Rich Diviney:

‘So much of what I know about trust I learned from Rich Diviney. I’m so glad he wrote The Attributes. It’s the go-to reference for anyone looking to improve the quality of trust and performance across their team’ Simon Sinek, optimist and New York Times bestselling author of Start with Why and The Infinite Game

‘If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that things can go sideways at any moment. Rich Diviney’s incredible book The Attributes explains why some people thrive — even when things get hard. It’s about where grit, mental agility, drive, and leadership come from. Mastering skills on its own doesn’t deliver success. Understanding how to cultivate your attributes is the key’ – Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit

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Rich Diviney

Retired Navy SEAL Commander

Rich Diviney is a retired Navy SEAL Commander. In a career spanning more than twenty years, he completed more than thirteen overseas deployments – eleven of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. As the officer in charge of training for a specialized command, he spearheaded the creation of a SEAL directorate that fused physical, mental, and emotional disciplines. He led his small team to create the first ever “Mind Gym” in Naval Special Warfare that helped SEALs train their brains to perform faster, longer, and better, especially in high-stress environments.

Matthew Stadlen

Broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host.

Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now. Twitter: @matthewstadlen