Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this book is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit...more
The book is structured in a very basic and clear way. The authors convey one main point per chapter by sharing a story from their batt ...more
One of the phrases he's known for, which at first seems paradoxica ...more
The structure of this book is interesting: each chapter is a particular principle that great/extreme leaders demonstrate with three sub-parts:
* military (often combat) narrative demonstrating the principle (this is the meat, ~75%, of each chapter)
* quick summary of the principle and why it's relevant in combat
* short, somewhat generic narrative showing principle in a busin ...more
- A team leader does not take credit for his or her team's successes but bestows the honor on a subordinate team leader and team members.
- Take personal responsibility for your failures. And mean it. You'll come out the other side stronger than ever before.
- When it comes to performance standards, it's not what you preach, it's what you tolerate.
- Repeat important points for emphasis.
- Team members don't ...more
The book is very straightforward and practical, presenting 7-8 core management principles, each with one real life example both from combat and business. These principles are not some esoteric or academic philosphy but very practical and actionable behaviour patterns and methods.
One example: "Prioritize and execute". In a complex and stressful situation, one should not address all problems simultaneously but instead determi ...more
For me it was enjoyable, some chapters are common sense, others teach though lessons to follow. Definitely a lot to learn form this book.
Well, here I didn't find it. I found a very military t ...more
First and most obviously, the author has earned the right to speak on this subject. But he doesn't just say, "Look, I got through SEAL training and engaged in some horrific battles." He breaks down the operations he highlights into a great deal of detail. By walking you through the actions ...more
- dominating and winning is a constant theme; do these things, be an extreme owner, and you will dominate. I would say that dominance is not one of my goals.
- through seizing respo ...more
This book alternates betwen Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talking about their time in Iraq, and then applying the lessons therein to the business world.
It's not a nuanced message - and it can honestly be placed in a paragraph or two. In short - take responsibility for everything, absolutely everything - and good things will happen. Don't shift blame, don't talk about how it is the situation's fault. It is all on you - but in a positive way. This is not ...more
I didn't imagine that a concept perfectly expressed in just 2 words could have as much impact.
Check out a 4 minute video review and summary I made and that will give you a good overview to decide if you want to further explore it.
It can also refresh your memory if you have already read it:
Reading this has been an honor and a privilege. To get it direct from some of the best trained warriors in the world this book is solid gold. Bravo!
Jocko (the author) has a podcast; it's well worth a listen.
This is a weird book - half war memoir, half 'be a better leader' book.
It kinda works, and it kinda doesn't.
That being said it's well worth a read if you're in a 'leadership' position.
Fair disclosure, one of my favorite military history books is Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down. His ability to tell ...more
This is an important book to read. It encompasses multiple issues that creep up sometimes unknowingly within a company. One could skip many business books and read this one alone. I would want to pass this around my company but there are likely too many that may find it too graphic for them, but I would at least pass this amongst managers, because those are the ones that put the strategy and team over themselves....if they are true leaders. It uncovers weaknesses that may not be appa ...more
However, this book gets 3 stars from me because of the poorly-written and unnecessary detailed military operation descriptions. I noted myself drifting away and losing focus in the middle of the book on a constant basis, while "application to business" por ...more
Aqui algunas cosas que recuerdo
1. Commander's Intent
2. Todos deben comprender el Why, iniciando con el lider
3. Hay que deshacerse de la carga adicional (low performers)
4. Confirmar y compartir toda la información.
5. Simplificar, todo debe ser muy simple y sencillo de entender.
6. Comu ...more
I finally understand the importance of the individual mindset of the leader. The ownership/personal responsibility/... which is key.
It illustrated for me why to "start with why"
It showed me how "personal responsibility" can be the core of leadership.
This book combined a couple of important leadership principles and put them into a perspective.
It did get a bit repetitive at the end though
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