Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win Audiobook by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin is a book written by two decorated former Navy SEALs. The book provides insights into leadership by analyzing military situations. The authors say that leaders are responsible for everything within their jurisdiction whether in military set up or in business.
The authors were a part of the SEAL team Three Task Force Bruiser. They provide the different principles and aspects of leadership traits needed for leading the team and the character it takes to be in difficult scenarios. The book opens with one of the worst mistakes which soldiers can make on the waterfront that of killing their own troops and ally. The book is very open on the mistakes made and how these mistakes have made the authors the leaders and influential persons they are.
The authors have organized each chapter into three sections. These sections include an example of military situation, the underlying leadership trait and principle and finally its application to the real life and business set up. The authors have also provided numerous anecdotes from their time spent in Iraq and how that can be carried over to other spheres of life. The book says that leadership requires complete conviction and belief on oneself and the team for being victorious and achieving things which doubters thought were not possible. It also goes on to establish that leaders have to own everything and there is no escaping or passing the blame to others. The authors also go on to say that there is no room for ego in combat. It prevents people from seeing the reality as it is.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win Audiobook by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin is an inspiring and motivating book. The book will help the readers carry forward the learning provided by the authors into their work and business. It helps the readers understand the different underlying principles of leadership and apply them in their daily lives to achieve better results.
The book is highly recommended for readers to gain an understanding of leadership of the authors who have survived the most hostile situations which life can offer.