An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book 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.
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 fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.
This book is grabbing and more informative than you would know. Love and recommend it.55
Helps you realize it’s mostly my fault.55
Motivating and life changing book will get you to reflect on life, family, and business.55
One of the best books I've ever read. It really helped me be a better CEO and a better leader55
This book here is by far one of the best leadership books I have came across. I would write a longer review but I have to get back to the book. Its so good!55
Great book from an interesting vantage point. The books principals are a apparent and concrete. Would recommend even if your not familiar with the military. Laith Baben’s voice isn’t bad to listen to either.45
These two retired navy seals tell an incredible story while simultaneously sowing in leadership and life lessons that are incredibly practical and can be implemented immediately.55
Learned alot from this book55
If you read only one leadership book this year, this is it. Former Navy Seals Jocko Willink and Lief Babin applies combat proven leadership principles to help improve businesses and the lives of individuals. Extreme Ownership teaches: the self-discipline to own all mistakes as an effective leader, leadership as a team dynamic, and how to continue winning. There are no shortcuts to leadership, it requires tirelessly grinding day in and day out and this notion embodied in the t-shirt slogan “Discipline equals freedom" has resonated with the masses. The popularity of this book spawned Jocko Podcast, hosted by co-author Jocko Willink and Echo Charles, which was awarded "Best of 2016" by Apple. As of March 2018, @jockowillink amassed 182.7K followers on Twitter, many of which follows Jocko's daily example of waking up at 4:34AM to "get after it".55