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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  • @Nappyb0yy Have you read the book extreme ownership? It’s a fantastic read. Changed my life.
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    • 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.
    • This is the best book I've read on leadership. As an officer with a masters in leadership, I have spent many hours studying the topic and nothing compares to the lessons of Extreme Ownership. I have always been a fan of military memoirs and stories so this book was very easy for me to read (and listen to on audible while driving to work). I was able to instantly apply these lessons to my team and see improvements immediately. I also began to better understand areas that I need to improve to become a better leader and be as respected as my mentors.One of my favorite aspects of this book is how the authors broke down each chapter into three components. First a story of something they experienced, followed by an explanation of the leadership lesson, and culminating with a story of how it was applied in the private sector by business leaders. This made it exciting to read and easy to apply to life in the military. I would imagine it is just as easy for business leaders to apply as well.This is a must read regardless of your level of leadership. If you are high on a company's ladder with decades of experience you can learn just as much as the new kid on the block fresh out of school. Invest in yourself and your teams by reading Extreme Ownership and applying these lessons to your life. When you finish, share it with your teams so we can all be rich in success together.
    • I don't even know really where to start. This really helped me focus my efforts on the concepts and principles that are mentioned in this book. I already had a partial understanding of many concepts the authors discuss but they were not well honed or wielded. Much like a surgeons scalpel it can do very good things or very bad things depending on the training of the person using it. This book helped not only further 'train' me on the concepts I already believed in but it also unearthed new leadership concepts. I only wish I had read this in my earlier years.I cannot say enough good things about this book and the lessons it contains. It is truly 'Outstanding'!
    • Simple idea with profound consequences when you and your team buy into the strategy. If you have one thing you want to do to change the dynamic of your company, this book will give you a powerful tool to reshape everything. That said, it means you'll have to change too or it won't work. It's probably one of the pivotal ideas that you'll read that has the power to transform your company's or even your performance, this is it.Entertaining, for us guys anyway, since it has a lot of stories from their Seal Team career that illustrate the points they make and show the difference thinking clearly and right about your role changes the game. Get it.
    • 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 !