Top performers overcome challenges through extensive preparation, creativity, collaboration, teaching, and a deep-seated motivation translated into a plan for readiness.
Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Mike Kenny shares insights on how top performers overcome challenges. Special Forces specializes in “foreign internal defense” and “unconventional warfare,” which requires extensive people skills. Preparation is critical, and it not only gets one’s ducks in a row but also changes attitude and builds confidence. Creativity is essential, and SF is looking for adaptability, flexibility, and good entrepreneurial skills. Collaboration, negotiation, and teaching are crucial to SF’s mission success. Finally, motivation needs to translate into a plan for readiness, and a lifelong learning mindset is essential for a professional.