• The Attributes

  • 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance
  • By: Rich Diviney
  • Narrated by: Rich Diviney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Learn the secret to being the best.

During his 20 years as a Navy SEAL, Commander Rich Diviney was intimately involved in the world-renowned SEAL selection process, which whittles exceptional candidates down to a small cadre of the most elite optimal performers. But Diviney was often surprised by which recruits washed out and which succeeded. Someone could have all the right skills and still fail, while recruits he might have initially dismissed would prove to be top performers. The seemingly objective criteria weren't telling him what he most needed to know: who could be part of the world's most elite military unit?

Eventually, he cracked the code. Through years of observation, Diviney learned to identify a successful recruit's core attributes, the innate traits for how a person performs as an individual and as part of a team. That same methodology can be used by anyone in their personal or professional lives.

In this book the key attributes for success - including cunning, adaptability, even narcissism - are defined in fresh and surprising ways and Diviney shows how they can be applied to a team as readily as a person. Understanding your own attributes and those of the people around you can fast-track optimal performance in all areas of your life.

©2021 Rich Diviney (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • LOUISE RUSSELL
  • 06-09-21

One of the best!!

Fantastic book. So much useful information, opportunities to learn about yourself and easy to comprehend. It will be one I go back to again and again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-22

Just Brilliant

Thanks for this Rich.
If you ever come to Ireland there will be a pint on the bar for you!!

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  • bondgirl
  • 11-05-21

fantastic !

loved everything about it ! thank you
Rich, will help in all areas of my life and work .

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  • Frizzle
  • 05-23-21

Loved this, a must read/listen in my opinion

I would love to interview Rich, there were so many wonderful insights into human attributes through this book, and many more I felt could be explored even further in a second book or further conversations. Particularly important reading I feel for anyone who is a sportsperson, business person or even a parent! It would do kids a great justice to have books like this a part of the school curriculum at senior English level rather than the "classics" they are so out of touch with. I feel this is the content kids desire without knowing, and so too for many adults. Learn and enjoy the content and insights as I did and will do so again as I listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-22

Excellent and informative audible book

This is an excellent book.
I have listened to this audible three times now and learnt more each time. Excellently read and the content explains each point clearly and concisely.
Each paragraph and point are relevant and which I have since used in my work environment and personal life. It gives you a great insight into the human psych from a person who I believe has lived, researched and understands the central topic of this extremely informative book.
I recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand or learn about attributes and the difference from the term skills.
I will listen to this for a fourth time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-20-21

super interesting content

the content is super interesting
the authors reading was a bit robotic. overall a great informative book

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  • M!les
  • 07-31-21

Finally, a leadership book that makes sense!

Thanks Rich for creating this work on what it really is to be human, operate in a team and, at the right times, be a leader. The way you’ve brought science and it’s application into such an insightful, practical and compelling story is brilliant. You’ve also created the surveys and workbooks that have made this a very personal experience. I’ve shared this with many colleagues and started hiring people based on their and the teams attributes in order to get the right pallet for optimal performance. Thanks again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-23-21

well written & relatable

really well written book
however the last 10 minutes do not have sound but still play.... 😡