The Talent War

The 9 Traits of Talent

By: Dr. Josh Cotton, Mike Sarraille, and George Randle

Nine times out of ten, when hiring, businesses look at hard skills and industry experience, but these things are not always predictive of talent. A far better indicator is a person’s character.

To hire the right talent, these are the traits you should look for.

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To Make Better Hires, Turn Up the Pressure

By: Dr. Josh Cotton, George Randle and Mike Sarraille

In Special Operations, the assessment and selection process is designed to pressure-test candidates, because under pressure, an individual’s true behavior comes out. Adversity doesn’t just build character; it reveals it.

What happens when things don’t work out the way they expect?

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Reading List

The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance