Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (Unabridged)
by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
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In this updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US 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 US 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 US and internationally, teaching them how to develop their own high-performance teams and most effectively lead those teams to dominate their battlefields. Since its release in October 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. Required reading 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.
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During the Christmas Season, this hardcover book was mentioned many times as a stocking stuffer favorite of supervisors. However, I drive a lot. So, Audio is perfect and as a bonus, the author that wrote the chapter also speaks the chapter. This isn't just a "business book". Yes, it has business scenarios. Those translate to everyone's lifestyle. Everyone, everywhere can gain something from this book.
After listening, I found out this is just the beginning. @leifbabin is on Twitter & @jockowillink is has a podcast that is nothing short of amazing. It all started with this book, and this audiobook. I can't thank them enough for being the catalyst of positive changes I am seeing in myself. #good #nfs
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This is the first time I have ever listened to an audio book. I have the hard copy but with my hectic work schedule plus family time finding the time to read this was not happening. Glad I made the choice!!!
Why get this book? I believe this book is applicable in many different aspects of life. I've read many different leadership books. What sets this apart. It address's YOU, your attitude, your perspective, your mind set... Extreme Ownership is just that.... Think of it this way. You point the finger at someone that is doing something wrong to blame, well there are three more fingers pointing back at you.
Get this book for yourself, if you think someone else should read it, well you should read it three more times.