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Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
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it was amazing

Great book with very concrete guidelines for leadership.

At the end of the day if you are the leader and something goes wrong it is your fault and it is your job to make sure everyone understands why they are doing what they are doing.
Work with others to achieve what you want for the total entity. No fiefdoms.
If someone doesn’t play with the team then they need to be shown the door.
Simple: keep things simple. Complexity makes it hard for people to understand. Having something simple and easy to understand makes it much more useful. 80/20 rule here. There may be 100 things but focus on the 20% that gives 80% of output
Prioritize and execute: “relax, look around, make a call”. Can’t do everything at once so prioritize what is most important and execute that. You need to be able to focus full time on something get the stakeholders involved and as circumstances change adapt and let the stakeholders know of the change.
Decentralize command. Teams should be a total of 6 people or less. There should be a clear leader for each unit that is bigger and who reports to what.
Plan effectively
Standard operating procedures. Discipline starts with the first alarm. Team must also buy into operations


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Reading Progress

October 23, 2016 – Shelved
October 23, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 14, 2018 – Started Reading
October 28, 2018 – Finished Reading

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