The Dichotomy of Leadership – Extreme Ownership


The Dichotomy of Leadership

JOCKO WILLINK and LEIF BABIN served as U.S. Navy SEAL officers in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser through the Battle of Ramadi, some of the toughest urban combat in the history of the SEAL teams. Their task unit remains the most highly decorated special operations unit from the war in Iraq. After returning, Babin and Willink built and led Navy SEAL leadership training for the next generation of SEALs. Then they took those lessons learned from the battlefield and launched Echelon Front, a leadership consulting firm that teaches others to build and lead their own high-performance winning teams.

A good leader has nothing to prove, but everything to prove.

“This book isn’t meant to be an individual’s glorified war story. As SEALs, we operate as a team of high-caliber, multitalented individuals who have been through perhaps the toughest military training and most rigorous screening process anywhere. But in the SEAL program, it is all about the Team. The sum is far greater than the parts. We refer to our professional warfare community simply as “the Teams.” We call ourselves “team guys.” This book describes SEAL combat operations and training through our eyes—from our individual perspectives—and applies our experience to leadership and management practices in the business world.”

Excerpt From: Jocko Willink & Leif Babin. “Extreme Ownership.” St. Martin’s Press. iBooks.
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After seeing Jocko WIllink and Leif Babin interviewed on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox, I knew I had to read this book.  Extreme Ownership is an amazing story written by two of our nation’s finest warriors   Not only is this a story of courage, honor and dedication  by SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in time of war,  it  is a practical lesson and application of battle field leadership principles for today’s business leaders.

I highly recommend this book to both seasoned and entry level leaders.


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