How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and WinBook - 2015 | First edition
An instant New York Times bestseller
Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babinâe(tm)s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed âeoeall but lost.âe In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Threeâe(tm)s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadershipâe"at every levelâe"is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.
Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.
A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.
Part I: Winning the war within
1. Extreme ownership
2. No bad teams, only bad leaders
4. Check the ego
Part II: Laws of combat
5. Cover and more
7. Prioritize and execute
8. Decentralized command
Part III: Sustaining victory
10. Leading up and down the chain of command
11. Decisiveness amid uncertainty
12. Discipline equals freedom: The dichotomy of leadership