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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  • @Nappyb0yy Have you read the book extreme ownership? It’s a fantastic read. Changed my life.
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    • I was fortunate to have been a curriculum director in the largest leadership school in the U.S. Air Force. In my experience leadership is misunderstood in our culture, because it is a reactive, rather than a proactive, phenomenon. If a leader is effective, followers will do as he directs. Leadership, then, is a set of people skills that instills trust and loyalty in those the leader wants to follow her. Leadership is never a right nor is it an organizational imperative. I have even privileged to sit snd talk with several veterans of Patton's 3rd Army. Today, if he came from the grave and told his men he was going to march on hell this vets would fall in behind them.Extreme Ownership take the experiences of SEALS to demonstrate that kind of leadership and the vital roll that effective leadership plays in any organization.
    • 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?
    • Probably the BEST leadership book Ive ever read. Its a fast read, very succinct in material presentation. I loved learning about the real Navy missions and the courage and strength demonstrated by our SEALS. This is an essential read for all leaders, in any profession. In fact, I think EVERY TEENAGER today could benefit from reading it and it should be required at every level of high school!
    • 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!!!
    • Most leadership books simply talk about how to lead those in your charge. This book reminds us to first lead ourselves, and own our actions. (This is more than leading by example.) Whether you are the Chairman of the Board or just graduating from high school, there is something in this book for you (male or female). The principles in this book will make you a better person.