Do you have what it takes? Analysts: Read through the following list, assess your strengths and weaknesses, rank the areas in which you need improvement, then set an intention to do so. For some much needed inspiration and context, read the original article Forging Elite Leadership by Greg Amundson. In the article, Amundson describes his experiences at a SEALFIT Camp “Kokoro” (“heart” in Japanese), designed to provide a complete immersion experience for prospective SEALs and other special-operations components of the United States military.
MENTAL ATTRIBUTES OF ELITE LEADERSHIP
Mental skill: The ability to maintain belief in self and others.
Mental skill: The ability to create and maintain intense mental effort, focus and resilience.
Mental skill: The ability to maintain resolve of decision.
Mental skill: (1) The ability to independently choose an emotional reaction to a wide range of external circumstances. (2) The ability to apply versatile methods to the accomplishment of a fixed goal.
Mental skill: (1) The ability to encourage self and others in the pursuit of a worthy goal. (2) The ability to immediately generate an intense state of motivation and positive expectancy.
Mental skill: The ability to make immediate command decisions in the face of opposition, challenge and uncertainty.
Mental skill: The ability to invoke the most productive emotional response at a given time and place.
Mental skill: (1) The ability to support the needs of others while ensuring personal goals and challenges are fulfilled. (2) The ability to respond to environment and circumstance with deliberate attitudes and beliefs so as to achieve a desired end state.
Mental skill: (1) The ability to maintain individual physical, mental and emotional wellness. (2) The ability to maintain a state of mind or attitude regardless of external stimuli.
Mental skill: (1) The ability to set and achieve specific and concise goals. (2) The ability to listen and correctly identify internal thoughts, emotions and energies.