In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting lessons learned as SEAL Team Leaders in Iraq about leadership, decision making, and problem solving. The book is a must read for anyone in a position of leadership or those looking to lead effectively.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are looking to become better leaders. It is full of stories and examples from the authors’ time as SEAL Team Leaders in Iraq.
- Leadership Lessons
- Decision Making Skills Problem Solving
- The book may be too dense for some readers.
- Some of the anecdotes may be difficult to relate to for those who have not served in the military.
- The authors’ style of writing can at times be overly technical and formulaic
Learn more about the author
Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL commander, bestselling author, and leadership instructor. As one of the leaders of SEAL TeamThree, he played an instrumental role in winning the Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“The lessons in this book are invaluable and applicable to any walk of life.”
“This book is a tactical guide to leadership that I would recommend for anyone in a position of authority or responsibility.”
“Jocko Willink’s approach to leadership is simple, but effective: he advocates taking ownership of everything in one’s life-from personal relationships to business ventures. In Extreme Ownership, Willink and Babin provide illuminating examples of how this philosophy has helped them and the SEALs they’ve served with achieve success in some of the most challenging environments imaginable.”
“A superb and insightful book about leadership in the most challenging of circumstances. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin have distilled their experiences as SEAL leaders into a set of principles that are straightforward, digestible and applicable to any organization.”