“Best leadership book since Andy Grove’s High Output Management. Jocko explains why—when you’re the leader—everything is your fault, why that’s good, and what to do about it.”
Featured in Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2017.
Extreme Ownership is a unique, insightful and eye-opening book into the concept of leadership. Silhouetted from a military perspective, this book encompasses a lot of inspiring and fascinating tales that can be committed into business workings.
This book is based on the unembellished and unwritten rule about leadership which is: Leaders are the solely responsible individuals for everything that goes on in an operation, mission or business. This may be perceived as an easy to understand the concept, but in reality, is way more hard to deal with.
With a cornucopia of stories from their time in Iraq, while leading the SEAL Team, authors Jocko and Leif cover the many different caveats, responsibilities, and aspects of the character and leadership it takes to be at the rein of a trustworthy and efficient team.
Each chapter is creatively arranged into three key sections; an applicative military example from the tours of Iraq, the rudimentary leadership principle and its relative practicality in business. These sections also include different stories from Leif and Jocko’s experience of leadership consulting.
The establishment of Extreme Ownership as a powerful book cannot be credited only for the sole reason that the authors have documented their experiences. It’s also because of the fact that this book has advocated a simple and straightforward approach to leadership. If you’re a sports coach or player, team leader within a business or organization, or even a current or an ex-military professional, this book always has something for you in store.