Extreme Ownership

Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

Key Insights

  1. Leadership is the most important factor in any team's success or failure.
  2. Extreme Ownership: Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.
  3. The Dichotomy of Leadership: A good leader must find the balance between opposing forces.
  4. No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders: The leader's attitude and approach can transform even the most dysfunctional team.
  5. Belief in the mission: Understanding and believing in the mission is critical for any team member.
  6. Leading Up and Down the Chain of Command: Good leaders must lead both their superiors and subordinates.
  7. Decentralized Command: Leaders must...

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Gregory Witek

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