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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    • 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!
    • 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 want to be the best at something, start with the fundamentals. This is of course my personal opinion after a decade of working in a demanding profession where peoples lives are actually on the line. Mr. Willink and Mr. Babin have essentially compiled an orderly list of fundamentals to successful leadership.For me, the book was enlightening in that, it finally revealed to me that which I have been searching for so long. I have spent countless hours deep in thought on what problems plague the organization I work for. What the root causes of dysfunction truly are, and how to fix them. In one fell swoop this book laid it out. The truth of it was somewhat too simple to believe at first. It can't all be the leadership after all, can it ? But, if you are open minded, and you truly dig deep and are able to embrace the concept, then you realize it would be difficult to cultivate anything other than success by using the strategies laid out within this book.Remember, you are an example to others whether or not your are a chosen leader, or an informal leader. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book. Its not just about leadership in business or military, but leadership in your life. Here's to you and your chosen career path, and remember, the fundamentals always win !
    • Having led teams for almost 20 years in product development and change management, it is refreshing to finally see a book that does an effective job of identifying the keys to leadership. Over the years, I have seen so much leadership garbage in the press - books from professors and consultants who are trying to take advantage of this topic to make, finally we have a book providing principles that have been proven to work in the most stressful of situations, when individuals lives are on the line.One last thought: I think that our so called "leaders" in Washington, DC need to read this book at follow these principles. Instead of no ownership that is currently experience in Washington, DC, Extreme Ownership would be a refreshing change. Wouldn't it be great if someone in Washington, DC took responsibility for something?
    • 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!!!