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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    • 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 !
    • The best part about this book was the simplicity of the message. It is a book that everyone should read to become better at home and at work. I was able to reflect on many events in the past and wished I had taken extreme ownership in those situations. Even though the concepts start with examples from a military mission, they are applicable to life in general. That might be the only negative of the book is the military references. Personally, I loved the references since I was in Iraq twice in the Army. However, some may dismis this book because of them and then miss out on an opportunity to become better. The book is a fast read with a powerful message, a message that might be hard to accept at first for some. Take the few hours to read it...you will be glad you did.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • Jocko Willink and Leif Babin have an excellent skill at taking a simple and intuitive mindset and communicating how this mindset is very key in succeeding at leading yourself or others to success. Whether its overseas or in an office high-rise they claim that this mindset will lead to higher success and growth as a person and they have convinced me of this claim through this book.What I like most about this book is that a lot of the ideas in it are intuitive or already very well known. What makes this book special is the way in which they tie a lot of these simple ideas together into an easy-to-understand mindset. They do so in a straight-forward and honest way, backing up their claims from their time in combat or from the numerous consulting experiences with various companies. While it is obvious that Willink and Babin have a lot of experience in leadership, they do a great job at presenting the content in a down-to-earth manner that is relatable. I like that they even go into detail about mistakes they have made and how they learned from it themselves. Someone who can identify their own mistakes and learn from them, to me, shows a mastery of the willingness to learn and to grow as an individual. Anyone could benefit from learning from someone with this mastery and both of these men have it.Pros:*Written in a straight-forward, down-to-earth way*Applicable advice for anyone in any situation*Very good presentation and integration of intuitive or already-known ideasCons:*NoneAdditional Considerations:Jocko has a great podcast he puts out weekly. Leif has been featured as a guest as well. It is an excellent way to extend and enhance what you will learn from the book.Overall: 5/5 stars (>=.5 rounds up, <.5 rounds down) => 5 starsIf you have any further questions regarding the product in my review please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.