"These guys are intense. And they bring that same fire to their narration in the audiobook. Listen to these insanely competent SEAL officers tell you exactly how to make a team successful through their firsthand experiences in business and combat." - The Hustle
An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership audiobook that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.
Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping, firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories, 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 to pass on their harsh lessons learned in combat to help forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After leaving the SEAL Teams, they launched a company, Echelon Front, to teach those same leadership principles to leaders in businesses, companies, and organizations across the civilian sector. Since that time, they have trained countless leaders and worked with hundreds of companies in virtually every industry across the U.S. and internationally, teaching them how to develop their own high-performance teams and most effectively lead those teams to dominate their battlefields.
Since it’s release in October 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. Required listening for many of the most successful organizations, it has become an integral part of the official leadership training programs for scores of business teams, military units, and first responders. Detailing the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult combat missions, Extreme Ownership demonstrates how to apply them to any team or organization, in any leadership environment. A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Two decorated ex–Navy SEALs pass along wisdom earned on the battlefield, but these lessons aren't just for wartime. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's principles are ones that any of us can apply to professional and personal situations. In gruff, no-nonsense tones, the co-authors lay out leadership strategies that are all about owning your daily decisions, even if it's just choosing where to go for a team lunch. Some of their advice isn't what we'd expect—they explain why over-severe discipline can be counterproductive—and it's not as macho as it might sound. The idea is to make your coworkers trust your decisions.
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Some good ideas
The audio narration seemed a bit overdone. I read the other reviews and hoped that it would be as good as the reviews said it was. There were some great principles articulated, but I didn’t feel all of them could be directly correlate to business. The authors shared some great stories regarding military combat experience. Some of the principles could be applied directly to large business organizations. I’m a small business person, so I question how some of the principles apply.
It’s ok. I almost feel like this is written for out-of-touch, oblivious, awful bosses. Don’t get me wrong—there are (so) many of those in the world, and they would benefit from applying these principals. It would make the world a better place if they did. For me, a lot of this seemed like common sense and I didn’t finish it. I also own Jocko’s book “Discipline Equals Freedom” and it’s awesome. I highly recommend that one.