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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win Book by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Book Summary
Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's SEAL work unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: to help US forces secure Ramadi, a city considered "almost lost." -Won victories in the Bruiser Task Unit of the SEAL Team Three team, they learned that leadership, at all levels, is the most important factor in determining whether a team is successful or not. Willink and Babin returned home after deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After leaving SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to companies and organizations. From promising new companies to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped many clients in a wide range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.

Now, detailing the mentality and principles that allow SEAL units to perform the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move Decentralized Command and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important and how to implement them in any leadership environment.

A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders around the world to fulfill their ultimate goal: to lead and win.

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Book Review
Finally, a leadership book that really demonstrates how to truly lead. Fascinating, attractive and free from the usual topics, this book is shocking and will drastically improve leaders of all kinds.

About The Author
JOCKO WILLINK is the author of Extreme Ownership, a retired Navy SEAL decorated officer and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years on the US Navy SEAL teams. UU., Starting as an enlisted SEAL and ascending rank to become a SEAL officer. As commander of the Bruiser Task Force of Team Three of SEAL during the Battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the "First Prepared" Brigade of the First Armored Division of the US Army. UU. To bring stability to the violent city and devastated by war. The Bruiser Task Force became the most decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as a Training Officer for all SEAL Teams on the West Coast. There, he led the development of leadership training and personally instructed and advised the next generation of SEAL leaders who continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. During his career, Jocko received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and many other personal and unit awards. In 2010, Jocko retired from the Navy and launched the Echelon Front, where he teaches the principles of leadership he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Clients include individuals, teams, companies and organizations in a wide range of industries and fields. Jocko is also the author of the children's book Way of the Warrior Kid and the New York Times bestseller, Freedom Equal Discipline.

LEIF BABIN is the author of Extreme Ownership, a former Navy SEAL decorated officer and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Graduated from the US Naval Academy In the US, Leif served thirteen years in the Navy, including nine as Navy SEAL. As a platoon commander of SEAL in the Bruiser Task Force of the SEAL Three Team, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi that helped the "Ready First" Brigade of the First Armored Division of the US Army. UU. To bring stability to the violent city and devastated by war. The Bruiser Task Force became the most decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War. Leif returned from combat as the main leadership instructor for all officers graduating from the SEAL training pipe. There, he reformulated SEAL leadership training to better prepare SEAL officers for the immense challenges of combat. During his last tour, Leif served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer in a SEAL Team where he was again deployed in Iraq with a Special Operations Task Force. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart. In 2011, Leif left active duty and co-founded Echelon Front, a leadership consulting company that helps others build their own high-performance winning teams. Clients include individuals, companies and organizations in a wide range of industries. Leif talks about leadership, US military strategy. UU. And foreign policy issues. Its editorials have been published in the Wall Street Journal and have appeared in a variety of national television news and radio programs.

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