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 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'!
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • This book is a must have for anyone, not just those in a leadership position. This book is a much-needed change in the culture of today, both in daily life and in the workforce: Take ownership of everything around you. Don't blame others. Don't blame your boss. Don't blame your employees. Don't blame the schedule. Don't blame the competition. Don't blame your CEO. Own it and change it.This book is not just a quick read on how to be a better leader. It will not provide some quick tips on how to magically be a better leader: It will hurt your ego to read this book, but it will be worth every ounce of pain. When you come out the other side, you will be a changed person. You will no longer look for scapegoats and complain about things outside your control. Instead, you will stand up tall and start taking responsibility to leading not only those below you but those above you as well.This book is worth every cent.
    • 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?