EXTREME OWNERSHIP

by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Applying the principles of Navy SEALs leadership training to any organization. Read by the authors. 8 hours, 15 minutes unabridged.

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    • I met Jocko Willink about 4 years ago in San Diego. The company I was working for at He time had hired him to come out and speak at our large annual event. I was impressed not only by the leadership lessons he helped instill, but by the kind of man he is. Extremely kind and humble and really made people feel important. I had a chance to talk to him one on one and he took the time to look me in the eyes and listen intently which is a talent when you are pulled in so many directions. I am a huge fan of the Jocko Podcast and look forward to listening to every single one. Extreme Ownership was very well written (I ended up highlighting half the book!), with lessons taught by 2 people that I have the utmost respect for...Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. I am so grateful for them fighting for our freedom and for passing along the lessons they have learned. Life can be very stressful at times, but as Jocko likes to say "Relax, look around, and make a call." Decide to take the time to read this book, if you want to learn, want to get better, you absolutely will.
    • I make an ongoing effort to always be learning.I just finished listening to this book on Audible (something I've taken to doing to eat up the miles on long drives). I wish I'd read (and embraced!) this when I was a young Lieutenant. And it would have helped me do a better job and be a better leader while I worked for various corporations and, later, when starting and running my own business.I think smart, ambitious folks -- or, frankly, anyone starting or developing their career, or working in any capacity with others -- would do well to put this on their (and their teammates') required reading list. Whether one is going to manage/lead (or just collaborate within) small teams, larger departments -- or even a family -- the lessons and principles espoused herein will strengthen their effort and help those with whom they work.This book pairs well with Mark Manson's book, "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k," and the philosophy of #Stocism.
    • If you were to judge a book by its cover, you would think that "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead And Win" is a book which would only be applicable to military veterans and historians. You would be wrong.This isn't a self-help book from some "gurus", nor does it provide an ideology or set of steps for how to approach specific problems. Extreme Ownership is a mindset which applies to everything you do. Authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin have crafted a guidebook for success in all ventures of life. They explain hard-learned principles of leadership, which they experienced first-hand as US Navy SEALs, specifically in and around their 2006 deployment to Ramadi, Iraq, one of the most dangerous places and times in the war. These principles can be applied to any relationships or walks of life; they are simple enough for anyone to understand, and broad enough to use in any situation.The book is separated into 12 chapters, each which highlights a principle of leadership. Each chapter is then broken into 3 seconds. The first section is an anecdote providing an example of how US Navy SEALs use their military experience to demonstrate each principle. The second section is how & why the principle works. The third section is an example of how that principle transforms from the battlefield, into world of businesses of all types & sizes, as experienced by the authors and their customers. It is very easy to read and understand, despite the regular use of military jargon (which is either footnoted or explained so even non-military readers can comprehend).Military recruits & officers, parents, corporate executives, students, low-level management, spouses, shop foremen, independent contractors, and sole proprietors will all benefit from the lessons of Extreme Ownership.If you feel you're stuck in a rut, lacking self-discipline, or perhaps know someone who simply needs to improve their lot, this book is an excellent starting point.I have personally read & completed this book, but I will never be done with the concept of "Extreme Ownership". Being able to take ownership and be accountable for the things around me has truly changed my life for the better.
    • If you are looking at this book, it means somewhere inside, you wish to perform at a higher level. I have a book collection of over 800 books, most of them are business related. This is by far one of my favorites. So much so I wrote a book report that I can refer to on a regular basis so I'm implementing Jocko and Liefs advice.What you can expect is great storytelling set in a life and death scenario (theatre of war) and useful and applicable lessons that helped Jocko and his fellow American soldiers thrive and accel in a near lose-lose situation. In my mind it is helpful that he used life and death, real examples to explain his lessons, it makes it that much harder to bitch about your own crisis or situations.I think high Ds on the disc profile will especially enjoy this book. It's concise, actionable and will get you fired up. Don't pass up this book. Buy it now and when it arrives, crack it open and get to work!!!
    • Absolutely amazing. This is not one of the pervasive and dangerous feel good, “you can do it” leadership book that offers tons of pep talks and no solutions. This is a field manual for success.The book is articulate, and give real life examples in both war timeand corporations as well as a full outline of each principle that reiterated the core fundamentals. This is a book for people ready to give up excuses and bad habits, control their world, and be the best possible leader they can be.This has become my “go to” manual for team leadership, project management, and continued success. Cheers!