How Navy SEAL Hell Week builds indestructible teams

Business consultant, Navy SEAL combat veteran, and author
February 10, 2018
Becoming a Navy SEAL isn't exactly easy. First, you have to get through 18 months of training. About a month or so into that, you have to get through Hell Week. With an 80% attrition rate, Hell Week lives up to its name. But former Navy SEAL and current business consultant Brent Gleeson will tell you that the only way to get through it is similar to how teams of any kind get through hard times: by putting the team before the individual. Brent talks with us about his experience going through training, and the moment he realized that great teamwork — both in the business world and on the battlefield — is built on trust and respect. His new book is called TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL's 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change.