Extreme Ownership How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win Book CoverExtreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win was written by two Navy SEALS, but not just  any two Navy SEALS. Authors Leif Babin and Jocko Willink were responsible for leading Navy SEALS through truly life-threatening and seemingly hopeless conditions in Iraq. Their book, building on those war experiences, helps leaders confront the internal and external “battles” that come with leadership.

What is Extreme Ownership About

Extreme Ownership is based on a simple, unwritten rule about leadership: Leaders are responsible for everything that goes on in a business, operation or mission. This may sound easy to understand, but actually really hard to deal with in reality.

Willink came to this startling realization under one of the most disastrous and potentially career-ending moments in his life, “blue on blue”, or attack from within your camp by a member of your camp. When executive leadership came in to investigate (and find someone to blame), Jocko had one decision to make: blame


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