Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

  • 30th Jun'20
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One of the most important and a must-read book for all leaders and entrepreneurs is - Extreme Ownership.

Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening.


Leadership Principles


Here are a few Leadership Principles that we can learn from this book:

  • Extreme Ownership

  • There is no such thing as a bad team, just bad leaders

  • Belief 

  • Ego Management

  • Cover and move - Team Work

  • Keep things simple

  • Prioritize and execute

  • Decentralizing command

  • Successful Planning

  • Lead up and down the line

  • Be decisive amidst uncertainty

  • Discipline brings freedom

Publishers Notes: Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—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, family 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 fulfil their ultimate purpose: lead and win. 


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