Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership

How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Book - 2015 | First edition
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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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250067050
1250067057
Branch Call Number: 303.3 Will
Characteristics: xvii, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Leadership: The single most important factor
Part I: Winning the war within
1. Extreme ownership
2. No bad teams, only bad leaders
3. Believe
4. Check the ego
Part II: Laws of combat
5. Cover and more
6. Simple
7. Prioritize and execute
8. Decentralized command
Part III: Sustaining victory
9. Plan
10. Leading up and down the chain of command
11. Decisiveness amid uncertainty
12. Discipline equals freedom: The dichotomy of leadership
Additional Contributors: Babin, Leif

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hazelcp15
Jul 19, 2017

I don't think StarGladiator read the book....

This is an extremely useful read for anyone who values good leadership. Jocko and Laif outline their combat experiences in a way that is practical and applicable to any civilian (or milirary person for that matter) who wants to learn how to lead and win. I would heartily recommend this book as it has given me some really great tools for leading not just others around me, but myself.

Accessible to all ages, genders, and backgrounds, and applicable to all walks of life. Good wisdom in these pages.

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StarGladiator
Sep 11, 2016

Oops! That was meant to be over $9 billion.

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StarGladiator
Dec 13, 2015

[Just where, exactly, have they been winning???????]
Great job in Iraq, dudes, in case you haven't noticed, it doesn't really exist anymore as a country. Ditto Afghanistan, where well over $9 trillion went missing! But at least Osama is dead under Operation Neptune Spear, which translates to: be sure to kill him so he cannot answer any questions or inquiries! [FYI: When President Kennedy created the SEALs he did so as a supposed force for good, aiding native insurgencies to promote democracy in foreign countries, not for what it is today.]

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