Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win

Rating: 4/5

The authors Willink and Babin pull leadership tactics from their time as Navy Seals and apply them to the business sphere emphasizing this concept of extreme ownership. At its core, extreme ownership encourages leaders to take responsibility for everything around them including failures. They make the argument that leadership is often a deciding factor in success (“No bad teams, only bad leaders”).

I enjoyed the read and took many principles away that I’m trying to apply in my own life. My favorite section was at the end under “Part III: Sustaining Victory.” The authors covered a few tactics like developing and communicating a plan effectively, leading up and down the chain of command, and handling decisiveness and uncertainty that I felt were personally relevant.

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